Blood tests, sometimes referred to as phlebotomy, have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical tests.
A blood test can be used to assess your general state of health or check if you have an infection. It can also see how well certain organs such as the liver and kidneys are working and screen for certain genetic conditions.
Due to COVID-19 the blood test service at our hospital sites is changing. We have introduced a new appointment system for blood tests. This is to support social distancing to protect our patients and staff.
Our hospital sites do not have enough space in waiting rooms so we have to limit the number of patients queuing.
Therefore we are asking patients to pre-book their blood tests. This could be at one of our four main hospitals or a number of community settings.