Blood tests

Changes to blood testing services

Due to Covid-19, blood testing services across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge have changed to ensure that the public, patients and our staff can be protected. For up to date service information on blood testing services, use the "Where to go to have a blood test" guide available in the downloads on the right of this page.

If your GP tells you that you need to have a blood test, you must book an appointment in advance – please do not just turn up. This is to ensure that infection control and social distancing guidance can be followed.

Children aged under 12 can have blood tests with the children’s outpatients service at BHRUT. Your GP will be able to refer you or you can call paediatrics team at Queen’s Hospital for advice on 01708 435289.

Please check the download for your nearest centre and follow the guidance on how to make an appointment.

NELFT BHR Phlebotomy Service – blood test referrals

The NELFT BHR Phlebotomy service provides a blood test service to patients across multiple sites located in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge (BHR). These are listed in the blood testing service guide. The NELFT service accept referrals for patients aged 12 years and above who are registered with a GP in the BHR area only.

The NELFT service is now an appointment based service - walk-ins will not be accepted. Please check the download for available locations

For all non-urgent referrals - patients can book themselves in for a blood test appointment via the online booking system:

If you need an urgent blood test, your GP will contact the NELFT phlebotomy service on your behalf to book you into an earlier appointment slot. Urgent appointments are currently being seen within a week of the GP referral.

If you do not have access to the internet then please contact the service by telephone:

  • Barking and Dagenham: 0300 300 1704
  • Havering: 0300 555 1045
  • Redbridge: either of the above numbers

Please ensure that you bring a paper copy of your blood form on the day of your appointment, otherwise your blood test will not be processed.

The blood testing service is also available at  other locations. Please see "Where to go to have a blood test", which can be found in the downloads area.




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Page last updated 31 March 2021