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Blood tests

Action under Coronavirus – Phlebotomy:

Please note that owing to Coronavirus pandemic, all blood tests are now are by appointment only. All patients need to book an appointment for their blood test.

To use this service, or for queries relating to this please call 0121 507 6104 Monday to Friday from 8am – 4:30pm

Blood tests will take place at the following locations and times:

SITE OPERATIONAL DAYS OPENING TIMES
Oldbury Health Centre Mon – Fri 8am – 2:30pm
Neptune Health Park Mon – Fri 8am – 3pm
Soho Health Centre Mon – Fri 7:30 – 2:30pm
Lyng Health Centre Mon – Fri 7am – 2:30pm
Rowley Regis Hospital Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm
Victoria Health Centre Mon – Fri 8am – 3pm
Summerfield Primary Care Centre Mon – Fri 8am – 1pm
Birmingham Treatment Centre Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm
Sandwell Hospital Mon – Fri 7.30am – 5pm

Blood tests take place at our hospitals and in our Community Health Centres in the Sandwell and West Birmingham area.

You are required to book an appointment for a blood test by calling 0121-507-6104 from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Please have your NHS number ready when you call to book an appointment for blood test.

You will be asked a number of questions in relation to COVID-19 screening before you are given an appointment

  • If your child requires EMLA Cream please see your GP for a prescription and apply the cream one hour before their blood test appointment.

Neptune Health Centre
Monday – Friday, 8am – 3pm (closed on bank holidays)
Neptune Health Park
Sedgley Road West
Tipton
DY4 8PX

Lyng Health Centre –  (call 0121 507 6104)
Monday – Friday, 7am – 2:30pm (closed on bank holidays)
Frank Fisher Way
West Bromwich
B70 7AW

Sandwell Hospital
Monday – Friday, 7.30am – 4:55pm (closed on bank holidays)
Lyndon
West Bromwich
B71 4HJ

 

Oldbury Health Centre  (call 0121 507 6104)
Monday – Friday, 8am – 2:30pm (closed on bank holidays)
Albert Street
Oldbury
B69 4DE

Birmingham Treatment Centre
Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:55pm (closed on bank holidays)
City Hospital
Dudley Road
Birmingham
B18 7QH

Rowley Regis Hospital –
Monday – Friday, 8am – 3:45pm (closed on bank holidays)
Moor Lane
Rowley Regis
B65 8DA

Victoria Health Centre
Monday – Friday, 8am – 3pm (closed on bank holidays)
5 Suffrage Street
Smethwick
B66 3PZ

 

Soho Health Centre
Monday-Friday 7.30am – 2.30pm (closed on bank holidays)
247 – 251 Soho Road
Handsworth
B21 9RY

 

Tower Hill Medical Centre
Monday, 8am – 3pm (closed on bank holidays)
25 Tower Hill
Great Barr
B42 1LG

 

Handsworth Wood Medical Centre
Thursday, 8am – 3pm (closed on bank holidays)
101 Church Lane
Handsworth Wood
B21 2HJ

Aston Pride Community Centre
Monday & Tuesday, 8am – 2.30pm (closed on bank holidays)
Victoria Road
Aston
B6 5HA

 

Things to know about your test

Request form:

This is given to you when you see your GP or at an outpatient appointment at the hospital. It is essential that you bring this form with you to have your blood test

Fasting and timed tests:
Some tests need to be taken at a special time of day (for example, certain drug tests), or when you are fasting. You should be advised of this when the blood request form is given to you. For fasting glucose and triglyceride tests you should have fasted for 10 hours no food or drink other than plain water.

Results:
Test results are sent back to your doctor. Most tests are available within a working day and most come back electronically. Some tests can take longer, especially if they have to be sent to another laboratory. Your GP or doctor at the hospital can advise you on this.

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