Blood Tests

Monday to Thursday 08:00 – 18:00 Friday 08:00 – 17:30.


Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Galsworthy Road Kingston upon Thames Surrey KT2 7QB
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Patient contact information Blood Testing: 020 8546 7711 ext. 3294

We provide blood test at Kingston Hospital. Speak to your GP.

Blood test at Kingston Hospital

The Blood Test Department is located on the Ground Floor just inside the new Main Outpatient Entrance at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Please see Kingston Hospital map [pdf] for location details.

The service is shut on weekends and bank holidays. Please note that people who arrive after 16:00 may be turned away if the service is unusually busy.

Contact details: 020 8546 7711 ext. 3294

Blood test for children

Blood tests for children under 7 years of age at Kingston Hospital are by appointment only - to book an appointment, please call 020 8546 7711 ext. 6403

All children under the age of 16yrs attending the Phlebotomy should be accompanied by an adult.

What Happens At the Hospital During a Blood Test?

If you have a request form from your GP you will need to bring your blood test request form from your GP. Your GP will be able to provide the opening times.

On arrival please take a ticket number and a seat. Your ticket number and cubicle location will be displayed when we are ready for you.

Please note that some patients may be seen before you due to their need and other services that are running in the department. 

It is helpful if you are wearing garments with sleeves that can easily be pushed up over your elbow or have short sleeves.

If your blood test is urgent or you have been told to wait for the result, please inform the phlebotomist and we will ensure that your sample is tested quickly.

Results of your tests will be returned to the person who requested the tests.

Glucose Tolerance Tests

This is a fasting blood test, please see the information link below if you need further information and instructions.

Lactose Tolerance Tests

This blood test is done at Kingston Hospital by appointment only.

To book an appointment please phone 020 8546 7711 ext. 3294

This is a fasting blood test, please see the information link below if you need further information and instructions.

Information for fasting Patients

Your doctor has requested that you attend for a fasting blood test. This may be for glucose or lipid/cholesterol testing.

For these test to be performed you need to be nil by mouth overnight. This means that you should have no food or drink (except plain water) for up to 12 hours before the blood test, No Alcohol for 16hrs before blood test and No smoking for 12hrs before the blood test.

You may continue to drink water during the fast but not more than the normal amount of fluid you would normally drink in that period.

Please continue to take any prescribed medication with water only.

If you do not comply with this fasting period may result in negative results and the test will need to be repeated.

Information for Diabetic Patients

  • If you are an insulin dependent diabetic attending for a fasting blood glucose please inform a member of staff on your arrival
  • If you are a diabetic patient on insulin, have your fasting blood test then take your insulin as usual with your breakfast
  • If you are taking oral hypoglycaemic tablets, have your blood test and then take your tablet with your breakfast
  • Carry your blood glucose meter in case you need to use it
  • Because of the waiting period, it is advisable for you to bring in something to have to eat after your blood test.

Please follow any additional instructions that your doctor / nurse may have given you.

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