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Disruption to Blood Tests

Date: 13/10/2020 | Category: General News

Problems with an NHS supplier, Roche, has led to a temporary shortage in some of the chemicals we use to process blood test results. This is a national problem and Roche is working hard to resolve this.

We are doing everything we can to reduce the impact on our patients, but unfortunately, we are going to have to cancel some tests. We appreciate how frustrating this is for those affected and will do everything we can to ensure these are rebooked as quickly as possible.
As a result, we are unable to see any non-urgent patients at this time, including walk-in patients at Gilbert Hitchcock House (Bedford) and those attending Arndale House in Luton.

Unfortunately, we are also unable to guarantee processing non-urgent results sent to us if you have a blood test done elsewhere.
If you are worried and you have been told your blood test is urgent, please contact the person who referred you, your GP or your Consultant, who will be able to help you.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused. We hope to be able to resume a normal service in the next few days – more information will be posted on this site, but we expect disruption to continue for the next week or more.

We are trying to contact all patients who have an appointment to reschedule.