Blood Test Scandal Extends To Include Urine, Tumour And Genetic Results
SA Health crisis
The SA Health blood test scandal has widened, with delays extending to urine, tumour and genetic testing.
This comes after news yesterday of the scandal, which is causing issues for patients waiting on life-saving chemotherapy.
The backlog of blood test results at SA Pathology has expanded, with other results also delayed.
And while patients have been left waiting for their results, there are also reports that some people are not receiving them at all, with it understood that report files for some patients have gone missing.
The $33 million SA Pathology system is a computer-based blood test system.
According to the Advertiser, concerns have been noted by clinicians including increased waiting times for urgent specimens and infection control screening swabs, lost specimens and lack of specimen tracking.
It is understood that new staff are being hired to aid in data entry after the wait-time blow out.