Phlebotomy (Blood Test) Service

The Phlebotomist (a specialist who takes blood from patients for examination in laboratories) is available at:

Location Times
 Lister Hospital  Monday to Friday (08.00 – 17.30)
 Saturday (08.45 – 12.45)

All appointments for blood tests taken at the Surgery are booked through the usual surgery number.

If you prefer to visit Lister Hospital for your blood test you do not need to collect your form from the surgery, however you will need your NHS number.

The healthcare professional who arranges your blood test will tell you whether there are any specific instructions you need to follow before your test.

For example, depending on the type of blood test, you may be asked to:

  1. avoid eating or drinking anything, apart from water (fasting) for up to 12 hours
  2. stop taking a certain medication]

It’s important to follow the instructions you’re given, as it may affect the result of the test and mean it needs to be delayed or carried out again.