There is currently a national shortage of tubes used to collect blood samples which is expected to last until November 2021.
All Practices and been asked by Welsh Government and Swansea Bay University Health Board to prioritise blood tests for the most urgently ill patients and reduce blood monitoring where possible. As a consequence, we may need to postpone your blood tests for a number of weeks, however, please be assured that the decision to postpone a blood test for a patient will only be made on clinical grounds by the medical staff.
Should your blood test be delayed, we will contact you when the shortage of blood bottles has been resolved and your test can be undertaken,
Thank you for your patience and understanding.