About this service

Blood tests

Colchester Hospital

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
  • Cryoglobulin

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.

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

Appointments and enquiries: 01206 742 202

Clinic times

Walk–in sessions are held at the following times:

  • Monday to Thursday 8:30am – 4:15pm
  • Friday 8:30am – 3:45pm

Ipswich Hospital

Online booking facility – coming soon!

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01473 703 721

 

Clinic times

Opening times

07:40 – 17:45 Monday – Friday

07:40 – 11:30 on Saturday

Clacton Hospital

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01255 201 508

Clinic times

  • Monday 9:30am – 1:30pm
  • Wednesday 9:30am – 1:30pm
  • Thursday 9:30am – 1:30pm

Harwich Hospital

Only hospital-requested tests are completed here.

 

How to get here

View hospital directions

Clinics

Contact

01255 201 206

Clinic times

Tuesday 8:30am – 12:30pm

Landseer Road Phlebotomy Clinic

♦  Book online – Landseer Road Phlebotomy Clinic

476-478, Landseer Road Ipswich Suffolk IP3 9LU

Clinics

Clinic times

Landseer Road Surgery

Doors are open – Monday to Friday: 7.30am – 5.30pm.

There is currently no service at weekends or public holidays.

Booking appointments

You can now book your blood test online for the following locations:

♦  Book online – Landseer Road Phlebotomy Clinic

Address: 476-478, Landseer Road Ipswich Suffolk IP3 9LU

♦  Booking an appointment at Ipswich Hospital – Coming Soon

♦  Booking an appointment at Colchester Hospital – Coming Soon

If you are unable to book online please call 03331 032220.
Call centre bookings are available from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

Opening hours
Landseer Road Surgery

Doors are open – Monday to Friday: 7.30am – 5.30pm.

There is currently no service at weekends or public holidays.

Children’s Blood Tests

Appointments for Children’s Blood Tests can now be booked online for the following locations:

♦  Book online – Landseer Road Children’s Phlebotomy Clinic
Address: 476-478, Landseer Road Ipswich Suffolk IP3 9LU

Please note Landseer Road can only cater for Children between the ages of 11 and 16.

♦  Booking an appointment at Ipswich Hospital Children’s – Coming Soon

Please note Ipswich Hospital can only cater for Children between the ages of 5 and 16.
Children under the age of 5 are recommended to attend the Paediatrics Department.

If you are unable to book online please call 03331 032220.
Call centre bookings are available from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

Blood tests

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.

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