Tests & Results at Woodgrange Medical PracticeTo obtain test results, reports, and any other queries please phone between 11:00am – 12:00noon and 2:30pm – 3:30pm as our telephone lines tend not to be as busy during these times
External Phlebotomy Test Centres in Newham - Walk-In Blood Test Service
The East London NHS Foundation Trust offer a walk-in blood test service for the residents of Newham from the age of 4 years onwards. The centres below are open from Monday to Friday excluding Public Holidays.
Appleby Health Centre Phlebotomy Service
63 Appleby Road
Tel: 0207 445 7000
Opening times: Monday to Friday 08:00 am - last ticket 12:30 pm (excludes Bank Holidays)
The Centre Manor Park Phlebotomy Service
30 Church Road
Tel: 0208 553 7400
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 08:00 am - last ticket 12:30 pm (excludes Bank Holidays)
Shrewsbury Road Health Centre Phlebotomy Service - This location has a dedicated Diabetic Phlebotomy Room
Tel: 0208 586 5142
Opening times: Monday to Friday 07:00 am - last ticket 11:30 pm (excludes Bank Holidays)
Vicarage Lane Health Centre Phlebotomy Service
10 Vicarage lane
Tel: 020 8536 2070
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 07.00 am - last ticket 14.30 pm (excludes Bank Holidays)
For blood tests for babies aged 0 -2 years:
YOU NEED TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT. TO DO THIS CALL NEWHAM UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SWITCHBOARD ON 020 7476 4000 AND REQUEST TO BE TRANSFERRED TO RAINBOW WARD
For Blood tests for children aged 2 – 4 years:
YOU CAN GO STRAIGHT TO ZONE 4 AT NEWHAM UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
OPENING/CLOSING TIMES MAY VARY. PLEASE CALL IN ADVANCE TO CHECK THE TIMES FOR BLOOD TESTS AT NEWHAM UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Main switchboard number for Newham University Hospital: 020 7476 4000
Note: Please ensure that blood forms are completed fully and clearly on all duplicate sheets. Otherwise the lab technician will not process the tests.
Blood tests for Diabetic Patients
We offer a separate service for Diabetic patients at the Practice to minimise waiting times. This is to prevent any complications due to fasting and not taking your medication as per usual protocol.
We would prefer Diabetic patients to attend before 10 am but no later than 11am as the blood result accuracy will be affected by them fasting for an abnormally long period due to possible ketoacidosis.
For patients requiring a Glucose Tolerance Test patients need to book an appointment at the Health Centre they choose to attend, this is the only part of the service which is not walk in, as they have a 2 hour wait for repeat bloods
If you have been requested to bring a specimen for testing please ensure that you drop it off at the Practice by 10:00 am in the designated area.
Patients must ensure that the specimen bottle is clearly marked with name and date of birth.
Specimens brought in after 10.00am will not be collected by our courier service and hence you will need to take it to Newham General Hospital to Pathology.
You may alternatively take the specimen straight to Newham General Hospital
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