Phlebotomists are the people who take your blood, usually from a vein in your arm. Unfortunately, not all of us can get to a hospital, GP surgery or chemist easily in order to have those blood tests taken. Private testing can be a good way around this issue.
Some of the testing laboratories Thyroid UK is partnered with organise a phlebotomist for you. However, if this is not the case, see below for a list of private phlebotomists from across the UK who can do this for you.
Before your phlebotomy appointment, please consider these points:
- A fasting blood test means nothing to eat or drink, other than water, for 12 hours prior to the test and no alcohol for 24 hours before the test, unless advised otherwise by your doctor.
- Keep warm prior to your blood test to help to speed up the procedure. Cold veins are more difficult to find.
Blood Collection Mobile London
Areas they Cover: London and surrounding areas
Telephone: 02087 209282
Areas they Cover: UK
Telephone: LONDON 0203 6338081
WALES 0292 2520786
MIDLANDS 01217 690805
MANCHESTER 0161 3996786
LINCOLNSHIRE 01724 642786
Mobile: 07516 382625 (WhatsApp messages only 24 hours customer service team)
Text BLOOD to 82228
Areas they Cover: Bath, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cheltenham, Isle of Wight, Hemel Hempstead, Keynsham, Newport and Reading
Telephone: 03303 334 123
Date updated: 24.01.23 (V2.1)
Review date: 25.07.23