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Blood Taking Service

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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.

The 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 5:00 pm.

(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 time 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.

Normal opening times (from 22 April 2014)

Monday to Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 2:00pm

No appointments are necessary.

(Closed during public holidays)


The New Selby War Memorial Hospital

From 4 November 2013, this will become a drop in service delivered in the outpatients department. Opening times will be Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 5.00pm, Friday 8.00am to 12.00 noon. No appointments required.


Scarborough Hospital

Normal opening times

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm 


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.


Bridlington Hospital

Normal opening times

Monday to Friday 9.00am -12.00 noon.

Bloodtaking can be found in the outpatient department.

Available at:

The York Hospital

Asda Monks Cross

The New Selby War Memorial Hospital

Scarborough Hospital

Bridlington Hospital

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