Booking a blood test

Booking a Blood Test at a Hospital in East Kent for Adults & Children of 5 years of age and older

This site allows you to book an appointment for a blood test.   Normally you would have received a form from a doctor, or you might have been given a pathology reference number, either way you can book it now if you plan to have your blood test done in any of our hospitals. We offer a Phlebotomy (blood test) service to adults and children 5 years of age and older. If your child is under the age of 5 years, please make contact with the paediatric services within East Kent who will be able to assist with making an appointment.  Please select your chosen site to begin the booking process at the bottom of this page. 

If you require an appointment for a glucose tolerance test please refer to the pathology pages on our trust website and not this booking service, by clicking the following link;

If you are unable to book via the portal please call 01227 206739. 

What will happen when I arrive?

On arrival please wait in the designated phlebotomy waiting areas. Due to space limitations please do not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.  Occasionally unexpected events occur and there may be a queue in which case we ask that you to wait to be called and thank you for your understanding.

How do I know when its my turn?

By supplying an email address or mobile phone number as part of the booking process you will receive a confirmatory email or text message with your appointment date and time. On the day of the appointment the phlebotomist will call your name when its your turn. The phlebotomist will confirm your identity by your name and date of birth and will not require your booking reference number. Please have to hand the reference number supplied by your requester or your paperwork to aid the phlebotomist to locate your request on the computer system.

What if I need to change my appointment?

Within the confirmatory text message and email that you will receive as part of the booking confirmation there is the facility to reschedule or cancel your appointment. If you are unable to attend please cancel or reschedule as soon as possible allowing the appointment to be available to  other patients.

Children over the age of 5 years.

If you are bringing a child over the age of 5 to the department for a blood test, please ensure that if they require numbing cream (Emla) that this is applied to both inner elbows at least an hour prior to the appointment time. This is often prescribed by doctors but can also be purchased in local pharmacies. We offer a cold spray in the department if numbing cream has not been applied.

Who is this test for?