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Blood Testing (Phlebotomy)

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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:

  • Monday-Thursday, 8.30am-4.30pm 
  • Friday, 8.30am-4.30pm 
  • The Out-Patients Phlebotomy Department is closed at weekends and Bank Holidays
  • A reduced weekend in-patient ward service is provided 8am-1pm
  • No ward service provided on Bank Holidays.

Broadgreen Hospital opening times:

  • Monday–Thursday, 8.30am-4.30pm
  • Friday, 8.30am–4.30pm
  • No weekend ward service provided in Broadgreen Hospital.

What we do

Blood testing

Due to social distancing guidelines in place when you enter the blood test department a member of staff the majority of the time should greet you at the entrance and complete some checks prior to you entering the department.

We are now only able to accommodate a maximum of 8 patients in the waiting area and can we please ask that ALL visitors kindly wait outside unless you require assistance.

GP Patients

All GP patients should visit Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust's website for more information on booking an appointment.

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.

The Team

The Phlebotomy Service Manager is Jo Marchant


Jo has over 20 years experience within the NHS with extensive knowledge of managing teams and clinical skills such as phlebotomy and cannulation.


Jo is supported by senior phlebotomy staff in the day to day running of the department and as a whole there is a team of 35 phlebotomy staff working across The Royal and Broadgreen sites.