Phlebotomy / Blood Tests

We have a booked appointment phlebotomy (adults and children) service for our registered patients at the practice on most days of the week - if a doctor or nurse has advised a blood test please book an appointment at reception.

Alternatively we provide a walk-in service for any patients in Wandsworth if referred by their GP Monday - Friday 12.00noon - 2.00pm and 9.00am-11.00am on Saturdays

Information about having a blood test at Balham Park Surgery

Blood test information leaflet

You can also have blood tests at:

ADULTS

Balham Health Centre

Monday to Friday: 8.30 12.15
No appointment necessary

St George's Hospital (Lanesborough Wing)

Monday to Friday: 07.30 – 16.30, Saturdays: 08.30 - 11.30 (No Saturday service on Bank Holiday Weekends)
No appointment necessary

St. John's Therapy Centre, SW11 1SW

Monday to Friday: 08.00 – 16.15, *Fri 08.00 - 12.45 and 13.30 - 16.15 (*Children will take priority on Fridays)

The Nelson Health Centre (Kingston Rd, SW20 8DB)

Monday to Friday: 08.00 – 19.30, Saturdays: 08.30 - 13.30

CHILDREN

St George's Hospital (Dragon Centre)

Monday to Thursday: 09.00 - 12.45 and 14.00 - 16.15

St. John's Therapy Centre, SW11 1SW

Friday: 08.00 – 12.45 and 13.30 - 16.15

The Nelson Health Centre (Kingston Rd, SW20 8DB)

Monday to Friday: 08.00 – 19.30, Saturdays: 08.00 - 13.30

 

St George's Phlebotomy telephone: 020 8725 1733

Nelson Phlebotomy telephone: 020 3668 3352

 

South West London Pathology

 

FASTING BLOOD TESTS:

If you have been asked to have a fasting blood test you should attend in the morning and have had nothing to eat for 12 hours prior to the test. You may drink water but nothing else in this time period.

RESULTS:

It is important that you follow up and find out the results of your blood tests.  You may have been asked to make a follow up appointment to discuss your blood tests.  If you are phoning for results please allow about 1 week before calling the surgery (your GP will inform you if the test may take longer to come back) 

  • Normal results: the receptionists may be able to tell you over the phone if all the tests were normal
  • Abnormal results: the GPs review all the results and will contact you if there is anything that needs to be discussed urgently.  If not, they may contact you by text, phone or letter or wait for you to phone in.  Ideally you should speak with the GP who ordered the results, who has assessed you and understands your case- if the GP concerned is not working on the day you phone in, this may mean arranging with reception a call back from that GP when they are next in. When the GP gives you the blood form please check what days they are at work and, therefore, available to discuss results.