Phlebotomy Service (blood tests) - Knowsley


​Who we are
Our phlebotomy service takes blood samples from patients who have been identified as needing a blood test.

Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:
  • Assess your general state of health
  • Confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • See how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
Who is our service for?
The service is available for patients registered with a Knowsley GP.

Who do we work in partnership with?
We work in partnership with GPs and other health professionals. They refer patients to the service when they need a blood test to be taken. Provided you have your blood test request form from your GP or healthcare professional, you can attend any of our phlebotomy clinics on a walk-in, no appointment basis. 

Our clinics

Location 
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Nutgrove Villa,
Westmorland Road Huyton
7.00 - 8.30am
7.00 - 8.30am
7.00 - 8.30am

7.00 - 8.30am

7.00 - 8.30am
​Nutgrove Villa,
Westmorland Road, Huyton
8.30am -
12.15pm
8.30am - 12.15pm
8.30am - 12.15pm

AND 

12.30 - 3.00pm
8.30am - 12.15pm
​8.30am - 12.15pm
​Prescot Primary Care Resource Centre,
Sewell Street, Prescot

8.30am - 
12.15pm
8.30am - 12.15pm
8.30am - 12.15pm
8.30am - 12.15pm
8.30am - 12.15pm
​Manor Farm Primary Care Resource Centre, Manor Farm Road, Huyton
8.30am - 12.15pm
8.30am - 12.15pm
8.30am - 12.15pm
​North Huyton Primary Care Resource Centre, Woolfall Heath Avenue, Huyton

8.30am - 12.15pm
8.30am - 12.15pm
8.30am - 12.15pm
​The Halewood Centre,
Roseheath Drive,
Halewood
8.30am - 11.45am
​8.30am - 11.45am
​8.30am - 11.45am
​8.30am - 11.45am

AND 

12.30pm - 3.00pm
​8.30am - 11.45am
​Tower Hill Primary Care Resource Centre,
Ebony Way,
Kirkby
​12.30pm - 3.00pm
​St Chad's Centre, St Chad's Drive,
Kirkby
​8.30am - 12.15pm​8.30am - 12.15pm​8.30am - 12.15pm​8.30am - 12.15pm​8.30am - 12.15pm
 
For patients who are housebound we are able to offer a home visit. Please call us on 0151 244 3162 to arange this (an answering machine facility is available). Please be aware that home visits are strictly for patients who are housebound.

Where else do we provide this service?
We also provide blood testing services in Sefton and St Helens.

What will happen at my appointment?
Our phlebotomists are specially trained to ensure that your blood test is as quick and painless as possible. They will draw blood from your arm to collect samples of your blood to send to the laboratory for testing.

After your blood sample has been taken, you will be given a pad to put pressure on the site of the injection to help stop the bleeding and minimise bruising. Some bruising may still occur. Most blood tests only take a few minutes to complete. The results of your test will be sent to the healthcare professional that referred you for your blood test. 

Some blood tests require you to fast (not eat or drink) before your blood test, although you may drink water – please follow the instructions from your GP.

Related links
NHS Choices  - www.nhs.uk/conditions/blood-tests