For all routine blood tests please book here at Arden Medical centre.
If you need an urgent test you may be asked to attend the hospital service. Please click on the link for hospital opening times -
· Children 12 & over can be bled at Solihull Hospital, they do not need to go to Heartlands.
· Children under 12 must attend the Paediatric Phlebotomy room. This is now located in the Children’s’ Outpatients Department/ Child Development Centre at Heartlands Hospital, not Ward 14. Currently, we are trying to set a formal booking system for children attending. At present parents can call 0121 424 1528 and a staff member will allocate them a 15 minute slot, however we also have urgent patients arriving so there can sometimes be a delay. The line is also extremely busy, so parents will need to be patient.
· Children requiring urgent bloods can attend as walk – ins, but this should be for urgent samples only & under direction of the clinician. The department can be very busy & we are trying to discourage unplanned attendances.
Should a Clinician at the hospital ask you to have a blood test, you should attend the hospital for this, as our phlebotomy service at the Practice has only been commissioned for GP routine blood tests.
Please phone the surgery 7 days after having your test (after 10am) for your results.