Imperial College Health Centre

Central London Clinical Commissioning Group

Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood and is performed primarily to diagnose and monitor a patient’s condition. We offer a daily phlebotomy service at the Health Centre.

Phlebotomy involves taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow, where the veins are relatively close to the surface.

All requests must be authorised by a doctor at the Health Centre. The doctor will inform you if you should fast prior to your blood test. If you do require a fasting blood test please ask reception for an early morning appointment.

All blood samples must be taken before 1200hrs.

For information on obtaining your blood test results please see Test & Results.