Blood Bottle Shortage

There is a shortage of blood test bottles due to a problem with the manufacturer. 

This shortage is temporary and expected to last up to 3 months. However, it does mean that some tests for some people will be postponed until the national stocks recover.

Those patients with the highest risk or need will still receive the blood tests they need, but unfortunately others will have to wait.

Welsh Government, the BMA, and Health Boards are all communicating well in order to minimise any disruption, but please be patient with us whilst we work through this challenge.

Published: Aug 20, 2021