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Phlebotomy Service

Phlebotomy Service



The Phlebotomy Service takes blood samples from patients who have been identified by their GP as needing a blood test.


Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test - our service alone sees more than 200,000 patients every year.

A blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
  • screen for certain genetic conditions.  

Most blood tests only take a few minutes and are carried out by a phlebotomist (a specialist in taking blood samples). 


Accessing the service

Routine and urgent blood tests


From Monday 4 September the phlebotomy (blood test) clinic at Arrowe Park Hospital will become an appointment only service and will move to Park Suite.


If your GP has referred you for a blood test, you can go to any of the following clinics:

St Catherine’s Health Centre, 1st floor (drop-in service)
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Victoria Central Health Centre (drop in service)
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Eastham Clinic (drop in service)
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Arrowe Park Hospital, Park Suite (booked appointment only)
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:45pm

West Kirby Health Centre (booked appointment only)
Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 12noon
Friday - 8.30am - 12noon and 1:30pm - 4:30pm


If you want to use the drop-in clinics, we recommend that you arrive in clinic before 3.30pm. If you arrive later, you may not be seen. Please be aware that because this is a drop-in service, some times of day are busier than others. Most patients are still seen within 30 minutes (April – August 2017)


To book an appointment at Arrowe Park Hospital or West Kirby Health Centre, please call 0151 514 2222.


Your GP will tell you if there are any specific instructions you need to follow before your test. It is important to follow the instructions as it may affect the result of the test if you don’t.


Appointments for Glucose Tolerance Tests


If you have been referred for a Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) you can call the Centralised Booking Service on 0151 514 2222 and request a timeslot at any of the above clinics which suits your circumstances.

Home visits for housebound patients

If you are housebound, your GP can arrange for you to have an appointment at home. Please discuss with them if this is something you feel you will need. 


IMPORTANT: Your GP or healthcare professional will give you a form or order number when they refer you for your blood test which will let us know what type of test you need. Please make sure you bring this with you to your appointment. 



Practices NOT covered by the Phlebotomy Service


Please be aware that we do not provide a Phlebotomy Service for the following GP Practices:


- Earlston and Seabank Surgery

- Eastham Group Practice

- Leasowe Primary Care Centre

- Miriam Medical Centre

- Moreton Cross Group Practice

- St Hilary Group

- TG Medical Centre

- Gladstone Medical Centre

- Heatherlands Medical Centre 

- Woodchurch Medical Centre

- St Catherine's Medical Centre 


If you are registered with one of these practices and require a blood test please speak to your GP to avoid unecessary delays in getting your blood test. 

Patient information and leaflets


Download the leaflet below to find out what happens at your blood test


- About your blood test 




Last Updated: Friday, 16 March 2018 10:58

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