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 4pm
- No appointment necessary
Guest Outpatient Centre
Blood tests are not carried out at Guest Outpatient Centre
Russells Hall Hospital, Main Outpatients Department
Monday 8am to 6pm
Tuesday 8am to 6pm
Wednesday 8am to 6pm
Thursday 8am to 6pm
Friday 8am to 6pm
Saturday 8am to 1pm
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.