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, the Chain Lane Community Hub in Knaresborough or Ripon Community Hospital. 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:

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8:30am-4:50pm
Tuesday only: 7:30am-4:50pm

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

Location:

OUTPATIENTS DEPARTMENT, WING B, FLOOR 0, AREA B005E (NEAR HOSPITAL MAIN RECEPITION).

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 10.30am-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.

Location

Chain Lane Community Hub
Chain Lane
Knaresborough
HG5 0AS

Blood tests at Ripon Community Hospital

An out patients Phlebotomy drop-in clinic is now available in Ripon. Located in the new Community Diagnostic Centre, which is on the ground floor of the main building (first corridor on the left as you enter the building). We see patients on a first come, first served basis.

Opening hours

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 8.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm. PLEASE NOTE THE SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE 12.30PM-1.30PM

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.

Location

Community Diagnostic Centre
Ripon Community Hospital
Firby Lane
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 2PR

Patient leaflet

Key staff

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

Patient Leaflets