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blood testBlood tests (phlebotomy)

Update: 1 July 2020

To ensure that we keep our patients, visitors and staff safe and to meet social distancing  guidelines, we are now using an booking appointment system in our outpatient departments at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping, and Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop Stortford. To book an appointment, please email with the information listed in the box below - please note you will be contacted in three working days.

If you need to book an appointment today or tomorrow or you do not have access to email, please call the appointment booking line on 01279 82 7163. The appointment line is open Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm excluding bank holidays.

If your test is urgent and you are unable to contact us to make an appointment, please visit the Princess Alexandra Hospital outpatient reception, Zone B, location B5 and take a ticket. Patients with scheduled appointments will be seen first, and you may be asked to wait, with social distancing measures in place.

Information table

What is your surname?

What is your first name?

What is your date of birth?

Where would you like your appointment?

Some blood tests are only available at Princess Alexandra. Your Doctor will advise you.

  • Princess Alexandra, Harlow
  • Herts & Essex Hospital, Bishop’s Stortford
  • St. Margaret’s Hospital, Epping

Is it a fasting test? (Yes/no/don’t know)

Is your appointment for a Glucose tolerance Test (GTT)?

What is your preferred day?

Would you prefer morning or afternoon?

Have you got your blood test request form? (if not we will print one for you)

You will be contacted within 1 – 2 working days with your appointment day and time. Please ensure you wear a face mask if you have one.

Please note that some GP surgeries also offer a blood test service - please contact your surgery for advice.


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Blood test patient information leaflet


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