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Blood Tests (Phlebotomy)

The Outpatients blood test service is located on the 1st Floor of the hospital’s Outpatients Department, in zones B and C.

This service is for patients who are given a blood form from a hospital doctor or nurse.

The following patients will also be able to use the service at the hospital, if they decide to do so, even if they received their blood form from a GP.

  1. Patients under 13 years of age.
  2. Patients who require non-emergency patient transport or patients who have mobility issues which mean they rely on a wide based wheelchair or mobility scooter.
  3. Patients requiring specialised blood tests i.e. genetics testing for the Kennedy Galton Centre, booked GTTs and T-Spots.
  4. Anticoagulant patients who need to see an Anticoagulant Nurse

There is no need to book, you will take a number at the ticket machine located in the waiting areas of zone B and C, and wait for your number to be called or to appear on the screens.

The services are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 16:15.

Adult GP phlebotomy and anticoagulation services are now located in the new Community Hub on the first floor of Arndale House, in the Luton Mall, LU1 2LJ.

Patients are able to book an appointment within a one hour slot to reduce long waiting times. Alternatively they can still walk in and wait on the day if they prefer the flexibility of a drop in service. However, please be advised booked appointments will be prioritised.

Patients are encouraged to call 01582 718968 between 10:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00  to book a blood test within a one hour appointment slot.

To find out more in regards to our move to Arndale House please click here.

For more details about which specialised blood tests can be provided at Andale House please refer to the Patient Service Information leaflet that will be sent to your surgery directly.

Fasting blood tests
Please remind patients that fasting for blood tests is only
required for:

  1. Fasting cholesterol and Triglycerides (12 hours fasting)
  2. Fast Blood Sugar (12 hours fasting)
 Patient AccessMonday TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Anticoagulation Patients only-

Booked appointments as per anticoagulation dosage letter

NO CLINIC at Arndale House08:30 to 10:0008:30 to 10:0008:30 to 10:0008:30 to 10:00
All Patients-

Pre-bookable appointments

08:30 to 16:0010:00 to 16:0010:00 to 16:0010:00 to 16:0010:00 to 16:00
All Patients-

Walk in and wait

08:30 to 16:0010:00 to 16:0010:00 to 16:0010:00 to 16:0010:00 to 16:00
Please click here to view our FAQ’s for the move to Arndale House.