Phlebotomy

Inpatients

Phlebotomy teams visit each ward commencing 07:30 each day Monday – Sunday. To use this service, fully completed requests must be ordered on iCLIP by 05:00 on the day the test is required. Ambulant patients can visit the Lanesborough Wing blood test room during the times specified below.

Clinic patient requests

Samples will be collected from patients with the appropriate request forms. Please help the phlebotomists by clearly indicating the required test and fasting or non-fasting if applicable. Please ensure that patients are informed correctly in regard to whether they need to fast prior to their blood test. Fasting indicates nil by mouth, except for still water, preferably 10-12 hours prior to their blood test.

No appointment is necessary as patients are seen, in turn, using a numerical ticketing system. Please be aware that the last ticket is issued at 16:45 for outpatients. This is to ensure that all patients are attended to prior to closing time. The busiest periods are between 09:00 – 12:30 and 15:00 – 17:00.

Outpatient department, Lanesborough Wing

Monday – Friday opening times 08:00-16:45

Ext 1733

Bleep 6500

St John’s Therapy Centre

An outpatient and GP referral phlebotomy service is available as follows:

Monday-Thursday 08:00–16:30

The Blood Test room is located in the outpatient department.

Queen Mary’s Hospital

An outpatient and GP referral phlebotomy service is available as follows:

Monday-Friday 08:30-16:45

Nelson Health Centre

An outpatient and GP referral phlebotomy service is available as follows:

Monday-Friday 08:00-19:30 and Saturday 08:00-13:30

Brocklebank Health Centre

A phlebotomy service is available to all patients, including patients registered with other practices, as follows:

Monday to Friday

08:30-12:00

Balham Park Surgery

A phlebotomy service is available to all patients, including patients registered with other practices, as follows:

Monday-Friday 08:00-14:00 and Saturday 09:00-11:00

Balham Health Centre

A phlebotomy service is available to all patients, including patients registered with other practices, as follows:

Monday-Friday 08:30-12:15 and Saturday 09:00-11:00