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Blood tests

Phlebotomy services are available at Southampton General and Lymington hospitals:

Southampton General Hospital

Lymington Hospital

  • Lymington Hospital, Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 3pm, walk in and wait in turn service.

Please note that you may need an appointment for special procedures such as dynamic function test.

Read our visual guide to blood tests here

Blood transfusion

If you have been told by your doctor that you need 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.

Faecal immunochemical test (FIT)

Faecal immunochemical test is a stool test designed to identify possible signs of bowel disease. It detects minute amounts of blood in faeces (faecal occult blood). You can watch an animation on how to collect your FIT sample


Find out more about blood clots and reducing your risk here.