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Blood Testing (Phlebotomy) is where we take a small amount of blood for diagnostic and drug monitoring purposes.

Opening times

Royal Hospital opening times:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays - 7:00 -17:15 
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 – 17:15
  • The Out-Patients Phlebotomy Department is closed at Weekends and Bank Holidays
  • A reduced weekend in-patient ward service is provided from 8am -13:00
  • No ward service provided on Bank Holidays.

Broadgreen Hospital opening times:

  • Monday – Thursday 8:30 – 17:00
  • Friday 8:30 – 16:30
  • No weekend ward service provided in Broadgreen Hospital.

What we do

Blood testing

The Royal

When you enter the department, please take a number from the ticket machine which is located on the wall below the television screen.

Please take a seat and when you see your number displayed on the call board, a phlebotomist will come and greet you for your blood test.


At Broadgreen, the ticket dispenser is in the clinic waiting area outside Phlebotomy.

Being referred to us

You are normally referred for a blood test by your GP or medical practitioner dealing with your initial complaint.

Fasting blood test

When your doctor or nurse has asked you to have a fasting test, this means you have nothing to eat or drink (except still water) for 12 hours before your blood test. After the test you can eat and drink as normal.

What happens next

Blood test results

You will not be able to access your own blood results. The only people who can access your results, are the doctor or nurse who requested them.

How do I get my blood results?

The Department does not hold blood results. Please contact your GP or the department you were referred from.

More information

Please note: If you choose phlebotomy centres outside the Royal Liverpool Hospital catchment area there may be a delay to your GP receiving your result

Rathbone Hospital, Mossley Hill Hospital and Broadoak Unit are for restricted patients only. They have a service on a Monday only.

York Centre (Sefton Health Park, Smithdown Road, Liverpool L15)

The York Centre is a daily GP only service this is for patients who have been seen by their own family doctor, and he has requested they have a blood tests. The York Centre is open daily from 8:30 – 12:30.

Patients who have been seen in a hospital clinic, and the doctor or nurse requires blood tests, are NOT to attend the York Centre, they must have their blood test in the hospital.

Click here for Liverpool Community Phlebotomy clinics

The Team

The Phlebotomy Service is managed by Joanne Marchant.

Jo has over 20 years experience within the NHS and Phlebotomy.

Jo is supported by 3 Senior Phlebotomists. They are Margaret Draycott, Yvonne Powell and Gina Buckley, again they all have numerous years of experience in Phlebotomy and together they all support the service.

There are 34 Phlebotomists who work across 6 sites in the Merseyside area and are all trained to high standards to give the patient the best possible experience within phlebotomy.

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