Twice this week I have been suprised and worried by the actions of my local NHS Lab. Firstly it hasn't been sending my blood test results ordered by the Endo to my GP so I got a letter from the practice asking me to have a blood test even though I have them done every 3 to 6 months (sorted out after two phone calls, GP to contact Lab). Secondly I turn up for my Endo appointment today to find that even though the consultant requested T4,T3 and TSH levels last time they only tested TSH. As I am on T4 and T3 this could have been a frustrating waste of time.Luckily I could list a whole range of improvements since the last appointment where my meds were tweaked so I have been left alone and the consultant has written"please" on the request for the next set of blood tests. I understood this might happen with blood tests from the GP but I am amazed that they will ignore a request from a specialist. Has anyone else had this happen?
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