Phlebotomy


This page now reflects information during COVID-19.


All phlebotomy must be booked in advance. Phlebotomy services are classified as ‘green’ and are reserved for patients who are not infectious with COVID-19.

This new system is a temporary fix to an emergency situation. The CCG is working with the trusts and GP IT to develop a paper-free requesting system for investigations – this is likely to take some weeks.

Delivery of on-the-day blood tests – except via practices – and blood tests for patients in isolation because of COVID-19 infection in themselves is only being offered at RFL Hampstead site and Chase Farm.

Clinicians are asked to use pathology sparingly so that the limited capacity is available for essential and high-priority investigations. Some support with prioritising pathology can be found on the NCL COVID-19 GP website.

Children’s phlebotomy is run by Royal Free at  Edgware Community Hub and must be pre-booked. Whittington and UCLH are closed until further notice. There are no walk-in services.