Adult Phlebotomy – Royal Free

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Please note that this page now reflects the service during this COVID-19 period and will be updated as phlebotomy services change.

You can also visit the NCL GP COVID-19 website for the latest phlebotomy updates.


The phlebotomy service at the Royal Free Hospital remains open for urgent tests and for patients who need to come in for regular tests such as medication monitoring. 

There is no walk-in service. See Downloads for an AccuRx template with suggested text to send to patients.

Booking phlebotomy

  • must be booked in advance
  • reserved for patients who are not infectious with COVID-19
  • patients must have a copy of their confirmation email/text to be able to enter the hospital
  • continue to use pathology sparingly

Informing your patients about their visit

  • patients should wear face covering
  • arrive no more than 10 minutes before booked time 
  • please advise patients not to turn up with pre-COVID forms

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs