Blood tests

blood test

If your child needs a blood test as part of their appointment, this will be done in the Outpatients Blood Room. This includes patients attending appointments at the Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Hearing Services and Safeguarding Support Unit.

Patients who have an appointment at the Ryegate Assessment Unit will also need to go to the main Outpatients Department Blood Room if a blood test is required. An appointment will be made for you.

Your consultant may have requested regular blood tests and you will need an appointment to have these done. Your consultant or nurse specialist should arrange these for you but they may send you a letter asking you to phone the Appointments Line on 0114 305 3691.

Please note that the Outpatients Department does not operate a drop-in service – you will need an appointment for your blood test.

Blood tests (GP referral)

If your GP has arranged for your child to have a blood test at the hospital, you need to visit the Outpatients blood room in the pink area, accessible via the Main Outpatients entrance. Appointments are available between 9:00am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

Please ensure that you bring the blood forms that have been given to you by your GP, consultant or nurse.

Are you in the right place?

Patients who have blood tests done in the walk-in clinic should have come from one of the following places:

  • Acute Assessment Unit (AAU)
  • Charles Clifford Dental Hospital
  • Emergency Department
  • Eye Clinic
  • GP
  • Haematology Outpatients
  • Inpatient Wards
  • Jaundice Clinic
  • Theatre Admissions Unit

If you have not been referred by one of these places you need to go to the Outpatients Department for your tests.


Blood test results will be sent to your GP. If you were referred by a department within the hospital, results will be sent back to that department.

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