Phlebotomy (blood tests)
Phlebotomy is where a needle is used to take blood from a vein (venepuncture). Usually, this is then sent to a laboratory for testing, and the results of these tests can help us identify health problems, monitor existing conditions and work towards diagnosing others. They also enable us to plan your care and check the body’s response to medication and treatment.
We have a phlebotomy department at both of our hospitals that run our services for both inpatients and outpatients.
It is best to speak to your GP or health professional about how to book a blood test. They will also be able to advise on any community settings that offer this service to find the most convenient location for you.
For more information, please follow the links below.
- Please choose Phlebotomy - Eastern Services if you live in this area or if your care usually falls under a team based at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) or a related community setting
- Please choose Phlebotomy - Northern Services if you live in this area or if your care usually falls under a team based at the North Devon District Hospital or a related community setting
If you are unsure which branch of our service to contact, please speak to your GP or health care professional.