Outpatient Services

Phlebotomy Appointments (Blood Tests)

When you are told that you need a blood test - it is good to know what’s involved and what you are being tested for.

What is a blood test?

A blood test is a procedure where a sample of blood is drawn from a vein or artery and sent for analysis to the pathology laboratory for evidence of disease, abnormality or infection.

Blood tests are ordered by a doctor, either your general practitioner (GP) or hospital consultant, if you are attending our outpatient or emergency services or are an in-patient.

Our blood testing service can be provided in one of 3 ways:


Referral Blood Tests

  • APPOINTMENT REQUIRED no walk-in service
  • Telephone 01 803 4735 for an appointment Monday to Friday, 8am to 10pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm
  • Urgent appointments ring 01 803 2078
  • Text 087 958 0351 if hard of hearing for appointment.
  • Department opening times are 8.10am to 3.30pm weekdays (Monday to Friday)
  • Go to the blood testing department (Phlebotomy), entrance via Whitty Building, North Circular Road

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