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Blood tests

Patients referred to Barts and The London for blood tests by their GP or another health professional can attend any of the clinics below, at the times stated.

Patients are seen on a first come first served basis.

The Royal London Hospital
Ground Floor, Outpatients Department 

  • Monday and Tuesday 9am-12noon
  • Friday 1pm-5pm

Early bird blood service, Walk-in Centre (opposite A&E)
Monday to Friday 7am-8am

St Bartholomew’s Hospital
Ground Floor, Outpatients Department

  • Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-12noon
  • Friday 1pm-5pm

The London Chest Hospital
Ground Floor, Outpatients Department

  • Monday and Wednesday 9am-12noon
  • Friday 1pm-4.45pm

Mile End Hospital
Ground Floor, Outpatients Department

  • Monday and Wednseday 9am-12noon
  • Friday 9am-12noon

Paediatric phlebotomy (blood) service, for children under 16 years of age

Location Paediatric Outpatients’ Clinic, 1st Floor, Fielden House, Stepney Way, The Royal London Hospital

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am-1pm and 2pm-4.45pm
  • Friday 10am-1pm and 2pm-4.45pm

Closed Wednesday and between 1pm-2pm

Early bird blood service

Location Whitechapel Walk-in Centre, The Royal London Hospital

An ‘early bird’ phlebotomy (blood) service is available for adult patients only at the Whitechapel Walk-in Centre opposite the Accident and Emergency Department at The Royal London Hospital. 

The service, is available Monday to Friday, 7am-8am. It is open without appointment to all those with a valid blood test request form. Patients should report to the reception desk on arrival.

Please note, the clinic is not able to take blood for the following:

  • Those without a valid blood test request form
  • Children/adolescents under 16 years old - this service is provided by the paediatric phlebotomy service (see details above)
  • Glucose tolerance tests.

We regret that as we cannot extend the clinic beyond 8am, we will not be able to do blood tests for any patients still waiting at that time. To avoid unnecessary inconvenience, we will endeavour to close the list to new patients as soon as we think the clinic has reached capacity.