Phlebotomy (Blood Test) Service

The Phlebotomist (a specialist who takes blood from patients for examination in laboratories).

All appointments for blood tests taken at the Surgery are booked through reception. Please note the phlebotomy service resumes at the surgery from mid-June 2021.

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. As there is no longer a walk-in service you will need to book at: www.enherts-tr.nhs.uk

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.