In Answer to Midlife's question ; mosaicism
In answer to Sinky, the plebotomist's all three so far, ( yes two at one session) were unsure, so checked the standard literature and tried to access the initiator of the request but no chance on that, somehow unobtainable, but they also sought advice from the relevant labs to where the sample was destined in our local hospital and to check that advice, they rang another hospital which came up with a different answer, so a bit of a hotch potch all around. But since, I spent two and a half hours on the telephone , most of it on hold on friday afternoon, seeking to know why there is such a problem with what should be a simple procedure, I find the initiator of the request was wrong and the phlebotomists referring to the NHS literature were right in the first place with what they did, but the specialist at the other end was thinking the samples were wrong and just binning them. I am after their name, as it is clear some training is necessary, as just to think how much NHS money has been wasted so far, not to mention mine.
So given the crap I have had with this simple procedure, I have now managed to get an appointment within a week, not the usual three, as someone is at least understanding of this situation and how the customer is being treated and this time I have the instruction, so will compare with what the phlebotomists are being told and me being true to form, what I was told I have since researched and there understand what is required, assuming who I eventually managed to speak to in the labs where the sample is destined got that information right, I do wonder you know given my experience so far.
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