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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

Please note GP patients can attend Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General between the hours of 8am till 4.30pm for a blood test, please make sure you have your blood forms with you and we are unable to accept patients under the age of 16.

Please note Glenfield are unable to accept GP patients. 

  • Glenfield HospitalMonday to Friday 8am till 5pm – last patient accepted at 4.50pm 

  • Leicester Royal InfirmaryMonday to Friday 8am till 5pm- last patient accepted at 4.50pm 

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