INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
HELP WHILE YOU ARE HAVING INVESTIGATIONS
There are many different types of blood disorder.
To ensure you receive the correct advice and treatment it is important to get a correct and accurate diagnosis – this can seem a complicated and daunting process. To help you we have prepared these pages. The aim is to guide give you simple practical advice, or you to guide you to sites that can help you understand more about the diagnostic process or about your own blood disorder.
Please select from the sections below:
We have tried to provide additional help or links to other resources through the links below:
INFORMATION ABOUT TESTS AND TESTING
Tests that might have been ordered for you
…… how bone marrow tests or lymph node biopsies are performed: click here
Waiting for the results of tests
…… short guidance on waiting times for different test types click here
What do the laboratories do with my samples?
…… a guide to why some results take time click here
What if my tests are urgent?
…… can results be obtained quickly if needed? click here
AFTER YOUR TESTS
How and when will I receive my results?
…… when and how you will I get to know your results? click here
Why have extra tests been requested?
…… sometimes extra tests may be required – a quick introduction to the reasons click here
How do I cope while waiting for my results?
…… help and guidance while waiting for results click here
…… information sources that may be useful to you click here