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#1 wca

Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:59 AM

Hi, just wondering if someone could help here.
About 6 weeks ago I got a bloot test request from from my GP to have my thyroid and iron checked. I couldn't do the test after my appointment because I had to go to work. Anyway, got home put the request form 'in a safe place' and got on with things. It was not long before christmas and I was doing extra shifts at work, CHristmas/New Year chaos and school holidays and just totally forgot about it. Couldn't remember where I put the form and weeks went by. I have now found the form again but wonder if it's too late? Does anyone know if I will have to go back to the GP and request a new one? Or will they accept this one even though it was written out over a month ago?

Anni xx

#2 laurastwins

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:04 AM

It will be fine to use.

#3 FlutterbyBlue

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:25 AM

From my experience, they expire after about 6 months, then you have to get a new one.


#4 Imaginary friend

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

It will be fine after one month - we have people on care plans and they get a lab form at appt to have bloods done prior to next review in 6 months time

#5 ani1

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

It should be fine .

#6 wca

Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:04 AM

Thanks for the replies, much appreciated! Just looked at the form, it was requested end of November so longer than I realised. Whoops!

Anni xx

#7 mandala

Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:10 AM

I have done this so many times, and never had any trouble. My specialist would even write up a form for tests before my next appt (usually in three months), and I'd toddle off to get the tests a couple of days before the appt, with no problems.

#8 Bluemakede

Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

My mother does that often, usually she'll get blood requests and might get around to getting it done about 4-5 months later lol. So you shouldn't have any issues original.gif

#9 BVB09

Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

They are valid for 12 months from the date they were done ! original.gif

Edited by Sim 74, 20 January 2013 - 01:03 PM.


#10 PattiODoors

Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

It'll be fine to use.

My endocrinologist gives me a blood test request form at the end of the consultation to use before I see him again in three months.

#11 Carmen02

Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

QUOTE (Sim 74 @ 20/01/2013, 11:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They are valid for 12 months from the date they were done ! original.gif

Ive been told that as well.. Had to hold onto one for 6mths for DSs next specialist appointment

#12 wca

Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

Thanks for the help guys original.gif




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