Blood tests

A blood test is a common and essential medical procedure in which a sample of blood is collected for analysis in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and provide valuable insights into your health.

During a blood test, a skilled healthcare professional called a Phlebotomist will carefully collect a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. The most common site for blood collection is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface.

For patients aged 16 years and over

You must be invited to book a blood test. You can book a blood test with one of our phlebotomists if we or the hospital have requested you to have one. We are unable to take a blood sample if this has not been requested by a clinician. If the hospital has asked you to get a blood test done with us, please make sure they have given you a form for this so that we do the right tests.

If you feel you might need a blood test, please contact us for a consultation. You should explain your symptoms and the test you would like done. One of our healthcare professionals will review your request and generate the required blood test form if appropriate. 

Your required blood test can then be booked online via the NHS App or Patient Access account. Alternatively, you can call 01329 845777 or come into the surgery to request this.

For children and young people aged under 16 years

We are unable to provide blood tests for children. Patients under the age of 16 need to arrange a blood test appointment at the hospital.  If this is requested by us we will provide you details of how to book a blood test appointment for a child.  If the hospital has requested the blood test, please contact them directly to arrange the appointment.

Blood Test Results

We will contact you only if we need to discuss the results of your test with you.

If you want to check your results, you can view these via the NHS App or Patient Access account. Alternatively, call 01329 845777 Monday – Friday after 2pm.

Please ensure you wait 5 working days before getting in touch to give enough time for your results to come through to us. If results are available sooner, they will be visible in your NHS App or Patient Access account.