Blood Tests (Phlebotomy)

Blood tests at Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust are provided by the Phlebotomy Department. We collect blood samples from patients and send them to Pathology for analysis.

Patients can choose to have a blood test at Harrogate District Hospital or at the Chain Lane Community Hub in Knaresborough. These services do not run on weekends or on public holidays.

In order to have a blood test, it is essential that you have a test request form. These will be given to you by your GP or hospital consultant. Unfortunately, the phlebotomy staff are not able to print request forms.

Please check that all your personal details are correct and for any special instructions, such as fasting or resting, that have been added. We cannot proceed with your blood test if there are error on the form.

Blood tests at Harrogate District Hospital

When you arrive, please take a ticket from the ticket dispenser and have a seat in the waiting area. We see patients on a first come, first served basis. However, occasionally we have to give priority to patients requiring urgent samples.

In order to speed up the process, it would be helpful if you could remove your coat or jacket before entering the blood-taking room. When you’re called in, the phlebotomist will ask you to confirm your name and date of birth before beginning the procedure.

Opening hours:

Tues: 7.30am-4.50pm
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8.30am-4.50pm

Please note: Afternoon sessions between 2pm & 4pm are often quieter than mornings.


The Outpatient Blood Room at Harrogate District Hospital has moved and is now located on Cedar Ward (Room D202), 2nd Floor, Wing D (Briary). Directions to Outpatient Blood Room.

Blood tests at Chain Lane Community Hub in Knaresborough

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust’s (HDFT) community blood testing (phlebotomy) service is also available at Chain Lane Community Hub in Knaresborough, HG5 0AS. The Hub has free parking, is well served by public transport and is in close proximity to both a local pharmacy and supermarket. One of our experienced phlebotomists from Harrogate District Hospital will take your blood. We see patients on a first come, first served basis.

Opening hours

Mon-Fri: 7.30am-11am

Please note that these sessions are often very busy in between 10.30-11am. The service needs to finish promptly at 11am, and so we recommend that you arrive well before this time to avoid disappointment.

In all cases the results of your blood test will be reported back to the GP or consultant who made the request. Please ensure you discuss any specific questions about the investigations with your doctor as the phlebotomist will be unable to answer any questions that you may have.

Patient leaflet


Chain Lane Community Hub
Chain Lane

Key staff

Senior Phlebotomists: Lisa Smart and Mandy Hardcastle
Phlebotomy Manager: Emma Jocelyn

Patient Leaflets