Blood Test Clinics

BLOOD TEST CLINICS

URGENT NOTICE: UPDATED 10.09.2020

Due to COVID 19 there are important changes to how the Phlebotomy service is delivered

Please do not attend the clinics if you have a temperature, a new persistent cough, a loss of taste or smell (anosmia) or have arrived from a country on the UK Governments’ quarantine list within the previous 14 days

Please adhere to social distance guidelines at all times. To minimise the number of people in the waiting areas, please attend on your own if possible.

Hospital Blood Test Clinics

The blood test clinics at the Royal Preston & Chorley Hospitals remain open for drop in patients.

The clinic at Royal Preston Hospital is open Monday to Friday 08.30 to 16.30.

The clinic at Chorley Hospital is open Monday to Friday 08.30 to 16.30.

If possible, please only attend  between 08:30 & 09:30 if your test is fasting

If you would normally attend one of the hospital blood test clinics for your blood test, please continue to do so.

Patients may be asked to leave & return at another time if the clinics are busy.

Please Note: The Trust is working towards implementing an appointment system for blood tests. When this is in place, a walk in service for community patients will no longer be available.

Communication will be issued to GP practices with advice on how to make an appointment when this is in place.

Community Blood Test Clinics:   All blood tests are available by appointment only

Anticoagulant Service patients (INR)

If you would normally attend a community clinic for INR testing please refer to the leaflet sent with your yellow book or call your usual clinic to make an appointment for your blood test. All other patients should attend the hospital clinic that they would usually visit.

For all other blood tests please attend your usual clinic either by making an appointment or by visiting the hospital clinic during the times above