See the Phlebotomy updates page on the NCL Covid-19 website to keep abreast of the situation.

All phlebotomy must be booked in advance. Phlebotomy services are classified as ‘green’ and are reserved for patients who are not infectious with Covid-19.

The CCG is working with the trusts and GP IT to develop a paper-free requesting system for investigations.

Delivery of on-the-day blood tests – except via practices – and blood tests for patients in isolation because of Covid-19 infection in themselves is only being offered at RFL Hampstead site and Chase Farm.

Clinicians are asked to use pathology sparingly so that delivery of essential and high-priority investigations can be maintained. 

Children’s phlebotomy is run by Royal Free at  Edgware Community Hub and must be pre-booked. Whittington and UCLH are closed for GP paediatric phlebotomy until further notice. There are no walk-in services.

For more information about the paediatric out-patient phlebotomy services at the Royal Free London, visit the Royal Free Hospital website.

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Last updated: Jan 20th, 2021
Review date: Jul 16th, 2021