"Waiting for lab results"
About: Wishaw General Hospital / Gastroenterology Wishaw General Hospital Gastroenterology ML2 0DP
Posted by Carluke Bill (as ),
This week, I had an appointment arranged for a check. Being on warfain medication, staff deemed it necessary to be sure my NRI level was acceptable before proceeding with the test. A blood sample was taken and sent to the lab for analysis. It took 1 & 3/4 hours for the results to be returned to the staff. Fortunately for me, the levels met criteria enabling the procedure to take place.
I have great admiration for the staff in the endoscopy unit and have had this procedure on a number of occasions without any issues. This time I was prescribed Warfarin for an irregular heartbeat.
When I visit the warfarin clinic the procedure only takes a few minutes.
I must express disappointment at the length of turnround time taken by the lab. and would like some action taken to remedy this situation.