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Pathology patient information (including blood tests)

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Blood tests

Phlebotomy services are available at Southampton General, Lymington and Romsey Hospitals.

These services are now available by appointment only - this helps us reduce waiting times and allow for social distancing in the waiting areas.

To book an appointment, please call 023 8120 4877 or visit the online booking system.

Please do not attend these clinics without having made an appointment first.

Southampton General Hospital

Lymington Hospital

  • Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 5pm

Romsey Hospital

  • Wednesday, 9am to 3pm
  • Friday, 9am to 3pm
  • Saturday, 9am to 1pm


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 6440 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