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Blood Tests

If your GP has asked for you to get a blood test, the majority of tests can be done on a walk in basis at both Gilbert Hitchcock House on Kimbolton Road (MK40 2AW) and main outpatients on the first floor of South Wing, Ampthill Road (MK42 9DJ).

If you have been asked to have a glucose tolerance test (GTT) this is by appointment only. Please ring 01234 792160 to make an appointment. Blood Test

Children aged eight years and over can be tested in the walk in clinic at both hospitals. Please note that children under the age of 8 years old can only have a blood test by appointment in the paediatric department (Riverbank Unit) by a paediatric phlebotomist. (Contact: 01234 795721).

If you have been told or it is marked on your blood test card that your blood test requires you to fast, then you must not eat or drink anything apart from water for a minimum of 10 hours, otherwise your blood test cannot be undertaken.

If you are unsure about your blood test, please call ahead and check with the receptionist who will advise you accordingly on telephone number: 01234 792160. 

Opening Times

South Wing: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm

North Wing: Monday to Thursday 8am to 4:30pm
 
Please note that it may be necessary to alter the closing times on Christmas Eve and News Year’s Eve. Please ring the department for clarification.


Contact

South Wing: 01234 792160

North Wing: 01234 355122 ext. 3402

Samples

If you have a urine sample, please take this to the phlebotomy department at South Wing. If you have a stool sample, please take this to the microbiology department.

Appointments for glucose tolerance tests

Please click here to download information on appointments for glucose tolerance tests.

Parathyroidhormone (PTH) testing

Please note that PTH blood tests can not be carried out anywhere other that at South Wing.