Please note that all of our community sites will close from Friday 23 December and will re-open on Tuesday 3 January. These sites include James Wigg Practice, Finsbury Health Centre , Islington Central Medical Centre , River Place Health Centre and Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.
The site at South Camden Centre for Health , 154 Drummond Street , London , NW1 3HP will remain open for anyone requiring a blood test during this period but will be closed on 26 & 27 December and also on 2 January.
To improve our services the UCLH phlebotomy/ blood test clinic has moved to clinic E on the first floor podium of University College Hospital. It has transferred from clinic K. Please follow the signs. If you have any questions please ask a member of the outpatient team who will be happy to help you. Please note: The blood taking service is for patients attending outpatient clinics on the same day. Walk-in patients should attend South Camden Centre for Health: 154 Drummond Street, London, NW1 3HP – Map available at main reception.
A blood test is taking a sample of blood for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common type of medical tests.
For example, a blood test can be used to:
- assess your general state of health
- confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
- see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
- screen for certain genetic conditions
Please remember we can only perform a blood test if you bring your request forms with you. If your GP referred you please check that your current GP’s name and address are listed on the referral form to ensure results are sent correctly.