Phlebotomists are the people who take your blood, usually from a vein in your arm. Unfortunately, not all of us can get to a hospital, GP surgery or chemist easily in order to have those blood tests taken. Private testing can be a good way around this issue.
Some of the testing laboratories Thyroid UK is partnered with organise a phlebotomist for you. However, if this is not the case, see below for a list of private phlebotomists from across the UK who can do this for you.
Before your phlebotomy appointment, please consider these points:
- A fasting blood test means nothing to eat or drink, other than water, for 12 hours prior to the test and no alcohol for 24 hours before the test, unless advised otherwise by your doctor.
- Keep warm prior to your blood test to help to speed up the procedure. Cold veins are more difficult to find.
Blood Collection Mobile London
|Areas covered||London and surrounding areas|
Bloods at Home
|Areas covered||Coventry and Warwickshire|
Medical Assistance UK
|Telephone||London 0203 6338081 |
Wales 0292 2520786
Midlands 01217 690805
Manchester 0161 3996786
Lincolnshire 01724 642786
|Mobile||07516 382625 (WhatsApp messages only 24 hours customer service team)|
|Text||BLOOD to 82228|
|Areas covered||East Anglia|
|Telephone||08450 573 718|
|Areas covered||Hampshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire.|
|Areas covered||Scotland, Ireland and North of England|
|Areas covered||Bath, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cheltenham, Isle of Wight, Hemel Hempstead, Keynsham, Newport and Reading|
|Telephone||03303 334 123|
Date updated: 24/01/23 (V2.1)
Review date: 25/07/23
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