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If your GP requests that you have your bloods taken, please contact your GP practice to book an appointment for a blood test there.
If you see a hospital doctor or hospital nurse and they request that you have your bloods taken, you will need to attend one of our clinics listed below. These are all a walk-in service – no appointment necessary – on a first come, first served basis.
Patients for the following tests need to make an appointment rather than attending walk-in:
- Glucose Tolerance Tests (GTT)
- Sweat tests
For children up to the age of 6, appointments for blood tests must be made with the Children’s Day Unit with a referral from the GP. Children up to the age of 12 may also use this service.
Appointments and enquiries: 01206 742 202
Walk–in sessions are held at the following times:
- Monday to Thursday 8:30am – 4:15pm
- Friday 8:30am – 3:45pm
01473 703 721
You may choose to book an appointment or attend the walk-in service.
Booked appointment times:
- Monday to Friday: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
- Saturday: 7:40am – 11:15am
Walk-in service times:
- Monday to Friday: 7:30am – 5:45pm
Please note that we are closed on Bank Holidays.
01255 201 508
- Monday 9:30am – 1:30pm
- Wednesday 9:30am – 1:30pm
- Thursday 9:30am – 1:30pm
Only hospital-requested tests are completed here.
01255 201 206
Tuesday 8:30am – 12:30pm
Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. Taking the blood sample is also called phlebotomy – you might find this term used in some of our services.
A blood test can be used to:
- assess your general state of health
- check if you have an infection
- see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are working
- screen for certain genetic conditions
For more information about blood tests, please visit the NHS Choices website.Back to top