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#Blood Tests

# blood-tests - Saturday 31 March, 2018

'We are not the HSE's dumping ground' - after 48 years, is the State finally set to update its contract with GPs?

The current General Medical Services agreement between the government and GPs dates from 1970.

# blood-tests - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Medical card patients claim HSE is refusing to reimburse them for GP blood tests

Last month Health Minister Simon Harris said the HSE would arrange for refunds if a patient had been incorrectly charged.

# blood-tests - Sunday 11 March, 2018

'I left weeping': Medical card patients are still being charged by GPs for blood tests

The HSE has said blood tests should be covered by the card and patients should report their GPs if they are charged.

# blood-tests - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

From The42 'There was a degree of inevitability' that a GAA player would fail a drugs test Doping

'There was a degree of inevitability' that a GAA player would fail a drugs test

GPA Chief Executive Dessie Farrell speaks out after a week that cast the drugs issue into the spotlight

# blood-tests - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Horse owners 'should get financial help' to tackle unwanted equine problems

Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has said that local authorities have spent millions on disposing unwanted horses.

# blood-tests - Sunday 7 April, 2013

Updated: Tallaght Hospital patients told to call premium line for blood test appointments

In a note issued to GP-referred patients, the hospital said calls to the number will be charged at the premium rate of €2.03 per call.

# blood-tests - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Medical card holders urged to seek refunds for blood tests

The HSE has written to all GPs in the medical card scheme reminding them of their obligations, after reports of charging for tests.

# blood-tests - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Unborn babies could be tested for 3500 genetic conditions

Blood and saliva samples from parents could predict thousands of genetic conditions in unborn babies.

# blood-tests - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Blood tests may predict breast cancer spread

US cancer research finds that tumour cells in the blood stream may predict if early breast cancer patients face a higher risk of death or relapse after treatment.

# blood-tests - Friday 8 April, 2011

Minister to investigate GPs who charge medical hard holders

Health minister James Reilly will promise to investigate any claims that GPs are charging for treatment like blood tests.