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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:

  • 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.

Read more about having your blood taken by clicking here.

 Opening times

 Hospital  Opening Times  Last Patient accepted
 Glenfield Hospital  Monday to Friday 8am till 5pm  4:50pm
 Leicester Royal Infirmary  Monday to Friday 8am till 5pm  4:50pm
 Leicester General Hospital  Monday to Friday 8am till 5pm  4:50pm

Before attending, please note:

GP patients can attend Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General between the hours of 8am till 4.30pm for a blood test, we are unable to accept GP patients at Glenfield Hospital. 

Please make sure you have your blood forms with you

We are unable to accept patients under the age of 16. 

From the 3rd of April 2023,patients attending for blood tests requested by thier GP will need to book an appointment.

To do this please email bookingcentre@uhl-tr.nhs.uk or call 0300 3031563  with the following information:

Your name and date of birth, your GP details, your preferred site to attend (LRI, Glenfield or Leicester General) and preferred date/time.

Unfortunatley we will be unable to do your blood test if you attend without an appointment from this date.