How to access the Blood Taking Service at Northampton General Hospital (please click the link for hospital information)
Appointments for blood taking can be booked online by clicking here or by going to https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/northampton.php
If you are unable to book via the online facility, appointments for both paediatric and adult blood taking can be booked Monday to Friday between 9am and 12:00pm by phoning 01604 544190 or 01604 523303
All patients must have an appointment to attend the blood taking unit.
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.
Providing a sample
- Glucose Tolerance Blood Tests – Weston Favell Health Centre Mon - Fri by appointment only between 8.30am and 12.30pm. Please ring Tel. 07833 921 003 to book your appointment. The test request form must pre-requested and printed by Rillwood M.C. before you attend at Weston Favell Health Centre
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website. http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx
When you attend for a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results. Typically this will be 3 working days after your test sample was provided. Please bear this in mind and call Rillwood Surgery Reception between 12 noon and 4.00pm on the results telephone line (01604 410007).
Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on the results of any tests or other investigations. If you need advice or help in understanding your results you are advised to make a follow-up telephone appointment with the nurse or doctor.
Please note that we have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out the result of investigations to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if the patient lacks capacity to engage with the clinician.