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Table 4 Primary care investigations for heavy menstrual bleeding before referral to outpatient gynaecology (reported by hospital)

From: The delivery of heavy menstrual bleeding services in England and Wales after publication of national guidelines: a survey of hospitals

  Always(%) Mostly(%) Sometimes(%) Rarely(%) Never(%) Don’t know(%) Responses(n)
Full blood count 3.6 48.2 42.3 5.9 0.0 0.0 220
Ultrasound 2.3 18.6 73.5 5.6 0.0 0.0 215
Thyroid function test 0.0 6.4 58.6 31.4 3.2 0.5 220
Hormonal assessment 0.0 4.6 51.6 40.1 3.7 0.0 217
Liver function test 0.0 0.5 8.1 56.9 34.0 0.5 209