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Blood Tests (Phlebotomy)

Bedford Hospital

Adult Blood Tests issued by GP’s

Adults who have a blood test request form issued by their GP surgery are to attend Gilbert Hitchcock House for blood tests.

Only pre-booked appointments will be accepted.

Patients can book appointments by:

  • Using the online booking service (available 24/7), patients will need to type in Bedford when accessing this link.
  • The automated telephone booking service (available 24/7). The telephone number is: 01234 607075
  • Booking an appointment in person by visiting the department throughout Monday to Friday, 1pm to 4pm.

All patients will only be seen if they have a blood test request form. If you do not have one, please return to your referring clinician for the request form.

This service is open from Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:20pm.

Clinics are closed on Saturday’s, Sunday’s and Bank Holidays.

Children’s Blood Tests

Blood tests are by appointment only at:

Children’s Outpatients Department, Cygnet Wing, Bedford Hospital, Kempston Road, Bedford, MK42 9D

Register with your email address and your child’s details, and cancel or rearrange appointments anytime. Please select Bedford Hospital Paediatric Department from the main menu.

For more information, visit Children’s Phlebotomy at Bedford Hospital – New patient appointment booking system

If you are unsure about your blood test, please call ahead and check with the receptionist who will advise you accordingly:

  • Children’s Outpatients: 01234 730421, Mon-Fri, 9.00am-10.00am and 4.00pm-5.00pm


If you have a urine sample, please take this to the Pathology Department at South Wing or you can alternatively drop this into the reception at Gilbert Hitchcock House. The urine sample needs to be labelled fully with name, date of birth, NHS or hospital number and the time and date of the sample. If you have a stool sample, please take this to the Pathology Department at South Wing.

Appointments for glucose tolerance tests

Download information on appointments for glucose tolerance tests Bedford Pathology User Guide

Phlebotomy Outpatient Service

From Monday 12th February 2024, Phlebotomy Outpatients service will be on the:

  • 1st floor of the main Outpatients department from 9am – 4.15pm
  • 3rd floor of the Cauldwell Centre from 9am – 1.30pm

Thank you for your co-operation.

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