Important patient information about blood tests

There is a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.

  • Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one. But where it’s safe to do so, your appointment may be rescheduled
  • Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but if your condition or symptoms require it, you will get a test.
  • If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
    Thank you