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Blood Test Services

For the latest information on where to go and have a blood test done, please click here for the where to go to have a blood test document.

Fort those patients visiting our Ashton Gardens site at the Chadwell Heath Health Centre, you may find the blood taking service at the same centre convenient.

If you are not fasting for your blood test, it may be advisable to arrive after noon for your test when wait times are generally shorter

General pathology are not able to bleed any children under 3 years old in either blood test areas at Queen’s or King George Hospitals. For children under 3, please telephone Children’s OPD at Queen’s Hospital on 01708435289 to make appointment

Tests requiring patients to fast overnight

If you have been asked to fast overnight, unless specifically directed otherwise, the fasting period should be from 10pm until after the blood has been taken. During the fasting period only water and normal medication should be taken as directed.

Labelling your own specimen containers

Please ensure specimen containers are labelled with the patient’s FIRST & LAST NAMES, DATE OF BIRTH AND GENDER. Date and time when specimen was collected would also be helpful.

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