Pathology patient information

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Pathology service information for patients or relatives
Subject category       Document or information                                                                                      
Anticoagulation Adult Oral Anticoagulation Therapy - Patient Information SNHS036
Anticoagulation Adult Oral Anticoagulation - Dietary Advice Leaflet SNHS122
Blood tests

Phlebotomy services are available at Southampton General Hospital and Lymington Hospitals.  

  • SGH C level, South Laboratory Block, Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.45pm
  • SGH children's blood tests, butterfly room, level C, Monday to Friday. For times please call 023 8120 4075.
  • Lymington Hospital, Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 3pm, walk in and wait in turn service.

Please note that appointments may be necessary for special procedures such as dynamic function test.

Blood transfusion

If you have been told by your doctor that you require a blood transfusion and would like more information about this therapy, please call 023 8120 8910 and ask to speak to the blood transfusion nurse practitioner and phlebotomy manager. 

Alternatively, you may ring the same number and make an outpatient appointment with the specialist practitioner of transfusion

Advice for patients following a blood transfusion as an outpatient - patient information

Faecal immunochemical test (FIT)

Animation - Guidance on how to collect your FIT sample

Haemophilia Guidance on benefits for patients with bleeding disorders
Haemophilia Information for people with bleeding disorders, looking after your teeth and gums
Haemophilia (link) The Haemophilia Society
Thromboprophylaxis Reducing the risk of blood clots - introductory information and links