One of the few advantages, indeed perhaps the only one, of having an endo who does not recognise hypothyroidism when it is staring him in the face, is that you get a good work up while he tries to find other reasons for your symptoms.
I had blood drawn on 26 March for two tests. The result of the cortisol test was back within a couple of days. No problem. My GP thought the IGF-1 test might take a little longer. Fair enough.
Easter came and went and I called my GP again for the result. Nothing. When it wasn't back the following week, so three weeks after the blood draw, I called the Path Lab. Apparently the re-agent they need to do this test has been recalled and they have frozen my blood sample pending receipt of some more re-agent, but have no idea when this might be.
I contacted PALS (that's a story in itself) and they are now making enquiries on my behalf, but I wondered whether anyone has had experience of this or knows what the NHS process should be when a sample goes into a lab which is unable to process it.
Thanks in anticipation.