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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 7 days from when they started.

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

For Royal Stoke

please call 01782 674242

For County Hospital

please call 01782 675454

Lines are open Monday to Friday 08:00 - 17:00 Saturday 09:00 – 17:00

*There will be no walk-in services available while COVID-19 is ongoing

Monday to Friday 8am - 4:45pm

Dawlish Drive, Bentilee, Stoke on Trent ST2 0EU

Talke Road, Chesterton, Newcastle, ST5 7NL

Church Terrace, Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 2JN

Weston Road, Meir, Stoke on Trent, ST3 6AB


Tuesday to Thursday 08:00 - 12:45

Ashbourne Rd, Staffordshire, Leek ST13 5BQ


Monday - Tunstall Health Centre 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - Biddulph Health Centre 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - Stoke Health Centre 09:00 - 12:00
Friday - Kidsgrove Health Centre 09:00 - 12:00

Children under 10 are seen at the Paediatric Clinic at Royal Stoke University Hospital

To book an appointment
please call 01782 675183
Lines open: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00