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National blood tube shortage

Due to the national blood tube shortage, all NHS Trusts are requested to continue to reduce testing by 25% until Friday 8 October.

We can confirm that:

  • urgent genomic testing can continue using blood tubes
  • routine testing should wait until after 8 October

We request that you do not switch to mouth swabs for genomic testing as we do not have capacity for the manual processing of these in a COVID safe way for routine samples.

If you do have any questions please email us on geneticslaboratories@nhs.net