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Phlebotomy is the process of taking blood samples from patients, to aid doctors in their investigations and diagnosis.

The phlebotomy team of 37 staff see more than 3,700 patients a week and work across all three hospitals in wards and clinics.

Taking blood is a very quick and painless process, which is explained below:

  • when you arrive at the blood room at any one of the three hospitals you will take a number from the wall and sit in the waiting area.
  • When it is your turn, the phlebotomist will call you into the blood room.
  • You will be asked for your blood request forms which you will have received from your GP/ outpatients clinic/ nurse, etc.
  • The phlebotomist will check your details ( name, address and date of birth ) and then will take your blood.

Opening times

  • Glenfield HospitalMonday to Friday 8am till 5.30pm – last patient will be accepted at 5.15pm

  • Leicester Royal InfirmaryMonday to Thursday 8am till 5.30pm- last patient accepted at 5.15pm / Friday 8am till 5pm – last patient accepted at 4.50pm 

  • Leicester General HospitalMonday to Friday 8am till 5pm- last patient accepted at 4.50pm

    Please note GP patients can attend all three hospitals between the hours of 8am till 4.30pm for a blood test, please make sure you have your blood forms with you.