Hi everyone. Need a little help here. I had a standard 'dear patient' letter from my doctor yesterday saying that my full blood count results were in but they need repeating. I am now panicking at 3 am wondering what the reason is. I have anxiety and recurring chest infections each winter, (about 2 or three acute bouts that clear up within a few weeks. I had the onset of a mild chest infection when I had the blood test too) and now I am fearing this has something to do with it. I also have mild depression at times and gastric reflux that is kept under control by medication.
Has anyone had a letter like this before after a full blood count? Also, I don't know whether it's worth mentioning but the nurse who took the blood actually ripped the label before sticking it on the test tube. She seemed a little flustered and embarrassed when she did this, maybe this could be why the results were returned. I don't know. Either way, if anyone has had any experiences like this or if there are any medical professionals here could shed some light on why repeated blood tests are needed it would be a great help. I can't get in to see the doc or have retests for 7 days so I've got a lot of time to worry. Any help would be great. Thanks,