Blood tests

***CHANGES TO BLOOD TESTS AT THE DUDLEY GROUP***

From Monday 15th June 2020, blood tests will run by appointment only. There will be no walk in service available at Russells Hall Hospital, Corbett Outpatient Centre or Guest Outpatient Centre for the foreseeable future.

Call 01384 244330 to book.

Blood tests at Russells Hall Hospital have moved. We are now in the Main Outpatients Department. Please see below for opening times.
There is no service available at any of the hospital sites on Bank Holidays.
Fasting patients can now book a blood test appointment at Corbett Outpatient Centre. Call (01384) 244330 to book.

Blood specimens are an extremely useful diagnostic tool and can be used to assess the general state of health, confirm the presence of bacterial or viral infections, and see how well organs such as the liver and kidneys are functioning. They are also useful for monitoring treatment.

Corbett Outpatient Centre

  • Monday to Friday 8am to 3:50pm
  • Appointment necessary

Guest Outpatient Centre

  • Monday to Friday 8am to 12:50pm
  • Appointment necessary

Russells Hall Hospital, Main Outpatients Department

  • Monday to Friday 8am to 5:25pm
  • Saturday 8am to 12:50pm

Children under the age of 10 years cannot attend for a blood test after 5pm and not on Saturdays at all at Russells Hall Hospital and Corbett Outpatient Centre. 

The clinic is closed on May Day bank holiday.

Blood tests in the community

Blood tests can also be taken at selected GP surgeries and health centres in Dudley borough (click the link below for locations and times). Appointments are necessary and you now have the flexibility to book yourself in for a test at a time convenient to you at any of the practices listed in the link below. You do not to need to be registered with a GP at any of the practices.

You will need to ask your GP for a blood test request form (also known as a phlebotomy request form) to take to the clinic of your choice on the day of your appointment.

Your GP will need to request home visits for blood tests to be carried out in the home.

Please click here for a list of GP practices and health centres that offer blood tests.

 

Antenatal blood tests

If you are having your first pregnancy blood test, please make sure you attend within the first 10 weeks or within three days of your first midwife appointment.

 

If you have any questions about blood tests, please call (01384) 244086.