Blood Tests




Abbey Medical Centre (limited availability)

You can have your blood test done at the surgery - your blood test form will be saved on our computers. Please book an appointment via reception. 


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Blood Test Results

We will receive the results of your blood test within 3-7 working days. We do not routinely contact patients with the results of blood tests, so you should contact the surgery after 1pm to check that your results were normal. We will phone patients with any urgent abnormal test results. Make sure that your contact details are up to date so that we can get in touch with you if necessary.


Royal Free Hospital (children and adults under 65)

From 21 November 2019, the Royal Free Hospital will be introducing an online appointment system to book an adult blood test.

Book your test if your GP has referred you to have a test

Book your test if you are an outpatient and your consultant / nurse has referred you to have a test

You can also call us to book your appointment on: 020 7443 9757. The phone line is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

There will be no changes to paediatric, gynaecology or renal blood tests.

Adult blood test clinics run at the following times: 

  • Monday to Friday from 7.30am-5.30pm
  • Saturday: 8am-1pm

Children's Blood Tests

For children aged 0–16. No appointment necessary – first come, first served.

Location: Paediatric out-patient department, Clinic One, 1st Floor

Opening hours: Mon–Fri 09:00–12:30; 13:30–16:00 (excluding bank holidays); no patients walking in during 13:00 and 14;00 and after 16:00 will be seen

Telephone: 020 7794 0500 x33578


Private and Occupational Health Blood Tests

If a patient is seeing a specialist privately and they request blood tests it is often possible to arrange these blood tests via the NHS. However highly specialised blood tests, or blood tests which would not usually be arranged by a specialist seeing a patient for the same condition on the NHS, must be arranged privately by the patient.

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If a patient requires blood tests or other testing for infectious diseases for their work as an occupational health requirement, we are only able to arrange this for NHS employees. In all other circumstances, patients must either arrange these tests through their employer’s occupational health provider - or, if they do not have access to occupational health, arrange for these tests to be performed privately.