Thief steals van containing blood and urine samples

The vehicle was taken on Thursday afternoon from a GP surgery in south London.

Medics say anyone who gave a blood sample on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Faccini House Surgery in Morden, south west London, or at another nine surgeries in the area could be affected.

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Van thief 'may get rid' of blood and urine samples

Anyone who gave blood at Croydon University Hospital could also be impacted by the theft.

I am sorry to announce that a vehicle used for collecting pathology samples from local GP surgeries for testing at St Helier Hospital was stolen yesterday.

Although we are deeply disappointed that someone would choose to steal the van and its contents, our absolute concern at the moment is making sure any impact on patients is as minimal as possible.

There is a possibility that the thief or thieves may try to get rid of the samples.

I would urge the public, as the samples include blood tests, to please not handle anything they might find and contact the police immediately.

Police are investigating.

– Dr James Marsh, Epsom and St Helier Hospitals

Van containing blood and urine samples taken from GP surgery

A van has been stolen from a GP surgery in south London containing up to 300 samples of blood.The vehicle, which also contained urine samples, microbiology swabs and smears, was taken yesterday lunchtime.

Faccini House Surgery in Morden Credit: Google Street View

Medics say anyone who gave a blood sample on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Faccini House Surgery in Morden, south west London, or at another nine surgeries in the area could be affected.

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