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Blood Taking Service

Having a blood test

We collect blood samples from patients and send them to the Pathology laboratories for analysis. In order to have a blood test, you will need a request form.

It will be of great assistance if you are able to remove your coat or jacket before entering the blood test room. When you enter the room the blood taker (Phlebotomist) will ask you to confirm your name and date of birth. Your blood samples will then be collected.

The results of your blood tests will be reported directly to the person who requested your tests, usually your GP or consultant. If you have any specific questions about your investigations, please discuss them with your GP or consultant as the Phlebotomist will not be able to answer these for you.

Blood taking services are available at York, Selby, Scarborough and Bridlington.

York Hospital

The blood taking department at York Hospital is situated on the Ground Floor. To locate the department, enter the Hospital through the main entrance, turn left (towards Cancer Care Charity shop) where you will find the blood taking waiting area. Next to the ambulance waiting area there is a kiosk please take a ticket and wait to be called. When your ticket number is displayed, you may enter the room. We operate on a first-come-first-served basis.

Opening times

Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 5:00pm (closed during public holidays)

As we offer a drop in there is no appointment system so waiting times may vary.

The busiest times in main blood taking at York Hospital are between 8.00am and 12.00pm when waiting times will be longer than usual. The quieter times are between 1.00pm and 3.00pm.

ASDA Supermarket - Monks Cross, York

There is also a blood taking service at the ASDA supermarket at Monks Cross.  This department is situated on the first floor near the lifts.

Opening times

Monday to Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00pm and Friday 8:00am - 2:00pm (closed during public holidays)

No appointments are necessary.

The direct number to call is 01904 627052.

The New Selby War Memorial Hospital

Opening times

Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 5.00pm and Friday 8.00am to 12.00 noon

No appointments required.

Scarborough Hospital

Bloodtaking can be found in the pathology department which can be found by coming through the main entrance and following the corridor straight down. Turn right at the end and continue until you reach Pathology Reception and hand your form to the receptionist.

Opening times

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.45pm

Bridlington Hospital

Bloodtaking can be found in the outpatient department.

Opening times

Monday to Friday 9.00am -12.00 noon

Asda Blood Taking Service is moving

In March 2020, the Asda Blood Taking Service in York will be moving to York Community Stadium.

Our new, purpose built, clinical centre will offer enhanced privacy, reduced waiting times and improved comfort for patients.

There will be no change to our services or hours.

We will provide more information in early 2020.  In the meantime if you have questions, please speak to a member of staff who can help you.




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