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Pregnancy Blood Tests

(8 Posts)
1sttimeda Mon 01-Jun-15 11:34:39

Hi All,

1st time poster. My wife had her first scan last week and her first set of bloods. Everything looks ok in the U/S. Today she got a mail saying that there was a technical problem with her samples, and she has to go back for another sample to be collected, next Friday.

Is this normal?

AbbeyRoadCrossing Mon 01-Jun-15 11:37:36

It's probably just that they stuck the wrong labels on, wrong date / info on the labels or lost them. I'd say it's a problem at the hospital rather than a problem with the blood itself.
It's not normal, but it's happened to me a few times over the years

scarednoob Mon 01-Jun-15 12:06:51

it sounds like an admin error rather than a medical issue. if they had spotted something wrong with the bloods, I think they would have you in to see a doctor without delay.

IfYouWereARiverIdLearnToFloat Mon 01-Jun-15 19:54:13

I had to go back a few weeks ago for one set of bloods to be redone as it had clotted before it got to the lab & they couldn't use it. Wasn't anything to worry about.

Izzy24 Mon 01-Jun-15 19:57:21

Most likely to be mis-labelling/wrong spelling .

Poppytime Mon 01-Jun-15 20:28:20

I have had this happen in both pregnancies! Both seemed to be labelling problems - annoying but I don't think anything to be worried about, they would have told you otherwise (I would have thought)

Skiptonlass Mon 01-Jun-15 21:24:48

Happens loads. A certain percentage of the samples in my trials turn up mislabelled, haemolysed etc. it's just the nature of biological samples, and human error.

1sttimeda Tue 02-Jun-15 11:42:10

Thanks all, It was just a simple case of samples going missing. Its amazing how the smallest little things worry you. Its a cliche i know but you really don't know the worry your parents go through, until you're in their position.

Thanks again to everybody for your support.

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