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Blood Taking Unit

Blood Taking Unit


The blood taking unit (phlebotomy) location is on the Northampton General Hospital site, Area H, for paediatric and adult patients.

Information as of 29.09.2021: Please be aware that our services have now returned to normal after disuption due to the national blood tube shortage. We want to thank you for your patience during this time.


Appointments for blood taking can be booked online by clicking here or by going to

If you are unable to book via the online facility, appointments for both paediatric and adult blood taking can be booked Monday to Friday between 9am and 12:00pm by phoning 01604 544190 or 01604 523303

 All patients must have an appointment to attend the blood taking unit.

Please Note: If you are having bloods taken for any of the following tests, please ensure that you book a Special Requirements Appointment:

Acute Porphyria Screen, Bullous Porphyria Screen, BCR-ABL, Cortisol, Cytogenetics , DNA Studies, Erythropoietin (EPO), JAK2, Quantiferon, White Cell Enzymes


To minimise the risk during the pandemic, patients attending appointments will not need to bring their Pathology Request Form with them. However, patients should bring a request form if they have been given one by their GP practice/Consultant  

The adult phlebotomy service will be from 8am - 4pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 12:30pm on Saturday.

The paediatric phlebotomy service will be from 8am – 11:30am Monday – Friday.

Please note that for the purposes of the service, paediatric phlebotomy refers to children aged 14 and under. Children aged 15-17 must book an adult phlebotomy appointment

All patients must wear a face coveringmaintain social distancing and must attend alone where possible. The waiting area has limited spaces so please only attend 5 minutes before appointment. If there are any reasons why wearing a face covering or attending alone is not possible patients must inform the team on arrival. Patients must not attend the unit if they are experiencing any covid symptoms

Directions to the blood taking unit.


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Last Updated - 20/01/22 15:40

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