Blood tests are requested by the GP when the GP wishes to investigate your symptoms or health needs and are usually done at Manchester Royal Infirmary or Trafford General Hospital. You will be provided with the appropriate request form and contact details to arrange your appointment by the GP you see.
You can book an appointment for Manchester Royal Infirmary on 0161 276 4024 (lines open 08:00 - 17:00) or attend the walk in clinic at Trafford General (clinic open between 07:00-16:00).
If you have been asked to have a fasting blood test, please specify this when booking appointment so an early appointment time is offered. Please have nothing to eat nor drink after midnight. Sips of water before the test are permitted. Remember to take your blood form with you for your appointment.
Please check with the doctor if you need to withhold any morning medication until after the blood sample is taken. This may be necessary when we are checking blood levels of medication e.g. Digoxin.