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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 you check that your personal details on this form are correct.

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 then ask you to confirm your name and date of birth. Your blood samples will then be collected.

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

Routine working hours:       8:30 am to 4:50 pm, Mondays to Fridays.

We are not open at weekends or public holidays.

Where to find us

We are on the ground floor of the south corridor of the main wing of the hospital.

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