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Phlebotomy Guide

Phlebotomy Guide

Collection of Blood Samples

The following information is an extract from the RUH Pathology Phlebotomy Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and its aim is to provide basic information to assist staff who have already been trained or who have appropriate experience.

If you have any enquiries, please contact the Phlebotomy Team via the RUH switchboard for advice on 01225 428331.

Outpatient Phlebotomy (Blood Sample Collection)

Please note:
Due to COVID-19, there is currently no walk in blood test service available on B9.
If you require an urgent blood test, or a specialist blood test that cannot be carried out at your Medical Practice, please phone 07500 052610 to arrange an appointment.
Thank you.

Consent for your blood test

By coming to the blood room, to have your blood test, you are agreeing to the phlebotomist bleeding you and then sending your sample to be tested here or at another laboratory. You also consent to processing and storing of your information.

It is important that you fully understand what the phlebotomist is going to do to you and what will then happen to your sample and request form. If you have queries or concerns then please feel free to discuss them with the phlebotomist or contact the laboratory.

The law on consent

See the Department of Health's Reference Guide to Consent for Examination or Treatment for a comprehensive summary of the law on consent.

Further information

Phlebotomy - A guide to having a blood test

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