There is currently a problem with the national supply of the chemicals used to analyse blood tests in hospital laboratories, including at NLAG.

Therefore, as a temporary measure, we are unable to carry out non-urgent, routine blood testing.

Please be assured that you will still be able to access urgent blood tests, we are pausing non-urgent tests only.  All other pathology testing is unaffected.

For the vast majority of patients, a short delay in having a blood test will not cause any harm.  Our doctors will ensure that anyone who needs an urgent blood test gets one.

We recognise the frustration and anxiety this may cause and apologise for this situation, but it is totally out of our control.

We will keep you updated as soon as we know when the issue may be resolved.

Published: Oct 7, 2020