Phlebotomy

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For up-to-date NCL Phlebotomy Service Opening Times, please see the NCL Phlebotomy Service opening times document in the Downloads bar. 


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

Whittington and UCLH are now open for GP paediatric phlebotomy, but there is no walk-in service.

The blood taking service at the Royal Free Hospital is open. You must book your child's blood test appointment online, w: Book Appointment Online. There is no walk-in service.

Please note that due to infection control rules only one adult can accompany the child.

Upon arrival in the clinic, parent, guardian or the adult accompanying your child, will be asked to consent that blood is taken.

The children's blood test clinic at Royal Free Hospital runs at the following times (excluding bank holidays):

  • Tuesday 9am–4pm
  • Wednesday 9am–4pm
  • Thursday 9am–4pm
  • Friday 9am–4pm

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