Hi everyone. I have recently asked (again!!) for thyroid antibody blood test to be done and, even though the doctor did not actually think there was any reason for the test, he did agree to it. I had the blood taken and the nurse confirmed that the test was being done. I have just returned from the doctor for the results and, once again, the test has not been carried out. The doctor showed me the screen and it does say that it is the lab that are refusing to do it, not the doctor who has not requested it. I still feel that, for my own sanity, I need to know that the test is clear so I asked the doctor about having it done privately. Even though he doesn't think i need it based on my thyroid function test results, he said he will write me a referral letter to a private hospital. I would like advice please, on whether I should go for a consultation and blood test at private hospital or should I just do a mail order type blood test? Is the postal test reliable? And conclusive? I would be grateful for any advice and/or opinions. Thanks in advance.