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Blood tests / Phlebotomy

Who the service is for

People who need a blood test.

About the service

The Phlebotomy Department provides blood tests for patients in Basildon University Hospital and people living locally.

Opening times

Basildon University Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL
Monday - Thursday, 8am - 6.45pm (not including bank holidays)
Friday, 8am - 4.45pm
Saturday, 8.05am - 10.45am.
Please note that all Saturday morning blood tests are now by appointment only. To book an appointment call 01702 422555 (Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm)

Please be aware that warfarin patients cannot be seen before 10am at Basildon University Hospital.

Orsett Hospital, Rowley Road, Orsett, Essex, RM16 3EU
Monday – Friday, 8am - 3.45pm
(not including bank holidays)

St Andrew's Centre, Billericay, CM12 0BH
Monday – Friday, 8 - 11am (by appointment - to book call 01268 242159)

Monday – Friday, 11am - 1pm (walk-in service) (not including bank holidays) 

Outreach Clinics
Please be aware that blood tests at outreach clinics are for people aged 16 years and over.

Aveley Medical Centre (by appointment only)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9.30 - 11am

Chadwell Medical Centre
Monday, 9am -10am

Corringham Health Centre
Wednesday, 11am – noon

East Tilbury Health Centre
Thursday, 10am - 11am

Grays Health Centre
Thursday, 1pm - 2.30pm

Laindon Health Centre
Monday – Friday, 10.30am -12.30pm

Peartree Surgery
Friday, 9.30am -11am

Purfleet Clinic
Wednesday 11am – noon

South Ockendon Health Centre
Tuesday, 9am - 11am

South View Park Road, Vange
Friday, 11am – noon

Stanford Clinic
Friday, 9 -10am

Stifford Clays Health Centre
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 – 9.30am

Thurrock Hospital, John Tallack Centre
Monday – Friday, 9am – noon

Tilbury Health Centre
Monday, 9am -10am,
Thursday 10am -11am

Wickford Health Centre
Monday 1.30pm - 3.15pm,
Tuesday and Thursday, 10am - 11.45am (by appointment - to book call 01268 242159)

Contact Numbers

Blood test reception, Basildon University Hospital
01268 524900 ext 3447

Blood test reception, Orsett Hospital
01268 592200

Additional information

Waiting times
The busiest time for blood tests is in the morning, as this is when the majority of patients who need to fast before their blood test attend. If you do not need to fast before your test, you may want to attend after 11am, when waiting times are likely to be shorter.

Fasting patients
Patients who have been requested to have a fasting blood test should not eat or drink anything, other than plain water, for 10 hours before attending for their blood test (unless advised otherwise by their clinician for any medical reason e.g diabetes).

Specialised tests
Some specialised tests can only be undertaken at the main phlebotomy clinic at Basildon University Hospital. Your doctor should advise you of this, but if in doubt please contact Phlebotomy Reception at Basildon University Hospital for advice, on 01268 524900 ext 3447.

Children
Children aged 0 -  6 years need to attend the children's outpatients department at Basildon Hospital.
Children aged 7 - 15 years are usually seen at the children's outpatients department at Basildon Hospital, however in exceptional circumstances they can be seen at Basildon Hospital, Orsett Hospital and St.Andrews Centre.   
Please call 01268 524900 ext 8167 for an appointment.



Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:17

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  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
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