Blood Tests

 

Blood Test Services

For the latest information on where to go and have a blood test done, please click here for the where to go to have a blood test document.

If you are not fasting for your blood test, it may be advisable to arrive after noon for your test when wait times are generally shorter

General pathology are not able to bleed any children under 3 years old in either blood test areas at Queen’s or King George Hospitals. For children under 3, please telephone Children’s OPD at Queen’s Hospital on 01708435289 to make an appointment.

Tests requiring patients to fast overnight

If you have been asked to fast overnight, unless specifically directed otherwise, the fasting period should be from 10pm until after the blood has been taken. During the fasting period, only water and normal medication should be taken as directed.

Labeling your own specimen containers

Please ensure specimen containers are labeled with the patient’s FIRST & LAST NAMES, DATE OF BIRTH AND GENDER. Date and time  of when the sample was collected MUST also been labelled.  Failure of samples been labelled correctly can mean that the samples are not tested at the pathology lab.

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