|Test Name||Hepatitis B Surface Antigen|
|Profile or Test?||Single Test|
|Test Inclusions||Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Only|
|Target Turn Around Time in working days||2 Working Days|
|GP Referral||Yes Included|
I work from home so the Blue Horizon Medicals Nurse Home Visit Service is a convenient and professional option for me. Just ten minutes out of my day, so why not! - Julie.
Once you have placed an order for your required blood tests, either online, or over the phone, we will requested that the nursing team make contact to book your appointment. If you have supplied us with your mobile telephone number we may also send you a text message to confirm that we have passed your details to your local nurse.
The nurse will attempt to contact you and arrange a mutually convenient time to meet at your home or place of work to take your blood - they will bring the required kit with them. A confirmation will also be sent to you by text message, along with a reminder text, generally the day before. Appointments will be made when a mutually convenient slot can be agreed on by yourself and the nurse. The lead time is on average about a week, but will depend upon factors such as current workload and geographical contraints.
When you nurse arrives your blood will be taken professionally who will attempt three times to take your blood.
A successful blood draw is not guaranteed - although each of the contract nurses that Blue Horizon use has been picked for their phlebotomy skills, blood draw can often be problematic, even in a hospital environment. We’ll give you a list of things you can do to help the nurse with a successful blood draw upon their arrival. If the nurse fails to successfully take a sample you will not be charged. We can arrange a further blood draw alternatively, but if you have had failed sample collection attempts previously by one of our nurses any further failures would be chargeable, so if you have a bad history with blood drawing either with ourselves, or generally, please do consider this.