Blood test result questions asked

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Apr 2016
7:57am, 8 Apr 2016
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Lalli
I had to give blood earlier this week before I could be booked in for a surgical procedure. When I rang to book in for the procedure I was asked if I was taking iron supplements or if I had diabetes. Are these standard questions or does this indicate something has been picked up from my test? Can any doctors in Fetch-land help with this, please?
Apr 2016
9:11am, 8 Apr 2016
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Lalli
Sorted - rang the unit and they confirmed these are bog standard questions that they ask in relation to the procedure I will be having. If anything untoward is picked up in blood tests I would have been contacted direct.
Apr 2016
9:14am, 8 Apr 2016
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mad4purple
Good news.
Apr 2016
10:48am, 8 Apr 2016
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BaronessBL
Phew - that's good to hear
D2
Apr 2016
12:12pm, 8 Apr 2016
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D2
Phew indeed! :)
Apr 2016
1:31pm, 8 Apr 2016
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Oranj
That sounds new - I've not been asked those questions before. As a borderline anaemic person (I have sometimes failed the Hb test) I take the odd iron supplement or two.
Apr 2016
9:33pm, 10 Apr 2016
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Lalli
Thanks everyone.
@Oranj - they told me that iron supplements sometimes leave a coating internally which can cause an issue with test results for what I'm having done. They also asked me if I was on blood thinning tablets or Warfarin when I called back!

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