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    I had blood tests done privately, the only information they have is hospital no and lab ref no. Is there any way to check whether the numbers are authentic, and where the test was done? Googling doesn't give me any results.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I had blood tests done privately, the only information they have is hospital no and lab ref no. Is there any way to check whether the numbers are authentic, and where the test was done? Googling doesn't give me any results.
    Why do you need to know where they were done? Labs have pretty strict guidelines to follow so that results from one lab would be the same as any another.
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    Why do you need to know where they were done? Labs have pretty strict guidelines to follow so that results from one lab would be the same as any another.
    Because I'm pretty sure that they are fake, there's not even a lab name on them. Most importantly the results are really odd, pretty much exactly the same as they were 2 months ago, despite me taking drugs that almost certainly changed my results.
    So, do you know if there's a way to check it?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Because I'm pretty sure that they are fake, there's not even a lab name on them. Most importantly the results are really odd, pretty much exactly the same as they were 2 months ago, despite me taking drugs that almost certainly changed my results.
    So, do you know if there's a way to check it?
    I don't know if there's a way to check them, but have you tried discussing these with the people who did them? Why the sudden assumption that there's foul play because your blood tests aren't what you expected them to be? There could be a number of other explanations.
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    (Original post by moonkatt)
    I don't know if there's a way to check them, but have you tried discussing these with the people who did them? Why the sudden assumption that there's foul play because your blood tests aren't what you expected them to be? There could be a number of other explanations.
    It's not just that - first they've actually given me someone else's results by accident and I've noticed that they were pretty much the same as my previous ones - which isn't likely because my results were quite odd to begin with due to health problems. So it's suspicious, not just my paranoia. Maybe my gp will know what to do with this.
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    It's not just that - first they've actually given me someone else's results by accident and I've noticed that they were pretty much the same as my previous ones - which isn't likely because my results were quite odd to begin with due to health problems. So it's suspicious, not just my paranoia. Maybe my gp will know what to do with this.
    Out of interest, what were the tests and why did you have them done privately?
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    Out of interest, what were the tests and why did you have them done privately?
    Full hematology and biochemistry profile. And I had them done privately mainly because of how long you have to wait for any kind of help from NHS nowadays.
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    Full hematology and biochemistry profile. And I had them done privately mainly because of how long you have to wait for any kind of help from NHS nowadays.
    That's unusal. You can normally get those on the NHS the same day, maybe a few days if you have to wait for a GP appointment. Do you have a private opinion to interpret them? Maybe that would answer your questions?
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    I had blood tests done privately, the only information they have is hospital no and lab ref no. Is there any way to check whether the numbers are authentic, and where the test was done? Googling doesn't give me any results.
    Why would your hospital number be on google lol Anyway, I highly doubt they randomly made up your results. I know NHS labs aren't allowed to discuss results with patients, I assume its the same with private (?). You're better off discussing it with the private doctor or GP or whoever decided you needed a blood test, as there's probably an explanation as to why your results are still the same.
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    Paying to get results which you then don't trust seems like a bit of a waste of money to me. :erm: Next time I'd either stick with the NHS or research who you're paying first.
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    Paying to get results which you then don't trust seems like a bit of a waste of money to me. :erm: Next time I'd either stick with the NHS or research who you're paying first.
    I obviously did trust them at first - the private clinic seemed legit - however, the 'lab' they send my results off to seems to be crap.

    (Original post by Egypt)
    That's unusal. You can normally get those on the NHS the same day, maybe a few days if you have to wait for a GP appointment. Do you have a private opinion to interpret them? Maybe that would answer your questions?
    Yeah, you can get blood tests pretty soon but not the treatment and specialist consultations. Also, I'm usually only free during weekends, NHS is off then.
 
 
 
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