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Blood tests

Your GP or hospital outpatients' clinic may complete a request card for a blood test. This involves attending a phlebotomy (blood tests) clinic so that a sample of your blood can be sent to the pathology laboratory for testing.  The Phlebotomist will call you into a room and ask you to sit in a chair and uncover your arm.  After confirming your identity, blood is taken from a vein in your arm and put into a special blood bottle.  Sometimes more than one blood bottle is filled depending on the type of blood test requested by your doctor, however, usually only one venepuncture is needed to collect sufficient blood for the tests. 

Blood tests during COVID-19

All clinics are currently appointment only

Please attend alone with the only exception being essential carers

Please attend as close to your appointment time as possible to support social distancing

Please do not attend if you have:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia)

If you have any of the above symptoms please re book no sooner than 10 days from when they started.

You will not be seen without a paper blood test request from your doctor

Your GP or hospital outpatient clinic may complete a request card for a blood test. This involves attending a phlebotomy (blood test) clinic so that a sample of your blood can be sent to the pathology laboratory for testing. The Phlebotomist will call you into a room and ask you to sit in a chair and uncover your arm.

After confirming your identity, blood is taken from a vein in your arm (venepuncture) and put into a special blood bottle. Sometimes more than one blood bottle is filled depending on the type of blood test requested by your doctor, however usually only one venepuncture is needed to collect sufficient blood for the tests.

 

Booking your blood test

If you are 10 years old or over, you can book an appointment  at a UHNM community clinic held at various locations throughout the city.

  • Please attend alone where possible, with the exception of essential carers
  • Please do not arrive early for your appointment as you may not be allowed into the building
  • Do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19
  • You must have a printed request form from your GP/hospital doctor
  • Do not attend without an appointment as you will not be seen

For patients who do not have a mobile phone, appointments can be made by calling 01782 674242

 

Blood test (Phlebotomy) centres

 

Click here to book an appointment

 

Monday to Friday 8am - 4:45pm

Bentilee Health Centre
Dawlish Drive, Bentilee, Stoke on Trent ST2 0EU

Bradwell Hospital
Talke Road, Chesterton, Newcastle, ST5 7NL

Cobridge Community Health Centre
Church Terrace, Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 2JN

Meir Primary Care Centre
Weston Road, Meir, Stoke on Trent, ST3 6AB

 

Tuesday to Thursday 08:00 - 12:45

Leek Moorlands Hospital
Ashbourne Rd, Staffordshire, Leek ST13 5BQ

 

Evening clinics

Monday
Bradwell Hospital 5pm -7pm

Wednesday
Cobridge Community Health Centre 5pm -7pm

 

Alternative locations

Monday

  • Tunstall Health Centre 09:00 - 16:00
  • Longton Cottage Hospital 09:00-12:00
  • Hanford Health Centre 13:00 -16:00

Tuesday

  • Tunstall Health Centre 09:00-12:00
  • Kidsgrove Health Centre 09:00-12:00
  • Silverdale Health Centre 09:00—12:00


Wednesday

  • Biddulph Health Centre 09:00 - 16:00
  • Fenton Health Centre 09:00 - 16:00
  • Longton Health Centre 09:00 – 12:00


Thursday

  • Tunstall Health Centre 09:00 - 16:00
  • Stoke Health Centre 09:00 - 12:00
  • Hanford Health Centre 09:00 -12:00
  • Hanley Health Centre 09:00 -12:00
  • Shelton Health Centre 09:00 – 12:00


Friday

  • Kidsgrove Health Centre 09:00 - 12:00
  • Milehouse Primary Care Centre 09:00 -12:00
  • Smallthorne Health Centre 09:00 - 12:00
  • Blurton Health Centre 09:00 -12:00
  • Stoke Health Centre 13:00 -16:00

Click here to book an appointment