Blood Taking Services

Your GP is happy to discuss your blood tests with you and explain what they are for at the time of your appointment

If a Clinician has told you that you need to attend the hospital for an urgent blood test, please ensure that your forms are stamped and marked as urgent/same day.

This will allow you to attend the hospital without a booked appointment.


Booking an appointment

We have currently suspended our in-house blood taking services

At the Royal Free London


Adults can have blood tests at Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, Cheshunt Community Hospital, Edgware Community Hospital, Finchley Community Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital.

Children - Under the age of 16

Children can have blood tests at Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital.


At the University College London Hospital

Adults and Children


Housebound Patients

For housebound patients we are able to refer to the community phlebotomist. We are unable to give you a precise visit date at the time of referral, as the service provider will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. Please ensure that your contact details and address are correct and up-to-date on our system prior to any referral by the doctor. The GP or nurse will tell you if there are any special instructions that you need to follow before your test, such as fasting


Private Blood Taking Services

We are only able to arrange a limited range of blood as indicated by the NHS for GPs and available to us locally. For other tests including more specialist please arrange these directly with the specialists who also be able to interpret the results and advise. 

You can also self fund and arrange many blood tests directly with providers such as Rainbow Labs. They provide a wide range of tests including the regular privately requested fertility blood tests. They also offer  a range of locations for blood taking as well as the ability to take it yourself at home for many tests.