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Harrogate and District NHS Trust

Blood tests

What we do

We collect blood samples from patients and send them to the Pathology laboratories for analysis. In order to have a blood test, you will need a request form. It is very important that you check that your personal details on this form are correct.

There are two options for having your blood test:

Harrogate Hospital Blood Test Room

On arrival, please take a ticket from the ticket dispenser and have a seat. We operate on a first-come-first-served basis but occasionally urgent samples must be taken and these patients will be given priority.

It will be of great assistance if you are able to remove your coat or jacket before entering the blood test room. When your ticket number is displayed, you may enter the room. The blood taker (Phlebotomist) will ask you to confirm your name and date of birth. Your blood samples will then be collected.

Harrogate Sainsbury's Pharmacy Department - Blood Tests

One of our experienced phlebotomists provides a blood test service from the Pharmacy counter every morning (see below for opening times). A paging system is in operation to avoid the need for queuing.

This service is for patients aged 16 years or older.


The results of your blood tests will be reported directly to the person who requested your tests, usually your GP or consultant. If you have any specific questions about your investigations, please discuss them with your GP or consultant as the Phlebotomist will not be able to answer these for you.

For further information, please see the Patient Information Leaflet at the bottom of this page.#


When we are open

Hospital Blood Room: 8:30 am to 4:50 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

                                               7.30 am to 4.50pm, Tuesday


Sainsbury's Blood Test Service: 7:30 am to 11.00 am, Monday to Friday.

Neither service is open on weekends or public holidays.


Where to find us

Hospital Blood Room: we are on the ground floor of the south corridor of the main wing of the hospital. Please ask at reception if you require directions.

Sainsbury's Blood Test Service: report to the Pharmacy counter in Harrogate Sainsbury's, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, HG2 8QZ


How to contact us

Blood Test Room:     01423 553453


Key Personnel

Annie Sweeting, Senior Phlebotomist; telephone 01423 553453 or email: annie.sweeting@hdft.nhs.uk

Mrs Anne Hancox, Phlebotomy Service Manager; telephone 01423 553076 or email: anne.hancox@hdft.nhs.uk