Blood Tests

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BLOOD TESTING DUE TO COVID-19 

  • If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, e.g. fever or continuous new cough, please DO NOT attend for a blood test.
  • The blood test service is currently limited to fewer clinic sites than usual due to the ongoing pandemic 

Shielding Patients in very high risk for COVID Group

All people who have been identified as very high risk (requiring shielding) for COVID are in the process of being contacted by their clinician regarding their ongoing care.

If you require a blood test whilst shielding as part of your care, appointment details including when and where your blood test will be carried out will be sent to you via a text message from SwiftQueue who manage our blood test bookings.

If you have regular blood tests and have been asked to have these, please ensure you have blood forms at home available; if you haven’t please contact your specialty to have some sent to you in advance of your blood tests.

Older People and Vulnerable Adults

People who are in the groups identified by the government as higher risk e.g are over 70 or receive a yearly flu jab, but are not in the very high risk (requiring shielding) group, can attend our normal blood test clinics. The blood test clinics and waiting areas have been adapted so that social distancing can be maintained.

Please check the locations on the map below.  


Click on the map for information about phlebotomy clinics in Coventry. You can book an appointment online at the locations in red.

University Hospital, Coventry

Please book an appointment before attending for a blood test. Click on the ‘Book Online’ button above. Booking an appointment helps patients, their carers and family members to plan their hospital visit better, helping to reduce clinic waiting times and enabling patients to be seen much more quickly.

Location: Outpatients Department, on the ground floor.
Opening hours: 8am-4.45pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

Children under 16 years old will need to book online here.

The Friends Blood Taking Unit, Hospital of St Cross

Please book an appointment before attending for a blood test, click on the ‘Book Online’ button above. Patients from Rugby and the surrounding areas are able to access the Friends Blood Taking Unit at the Hospital of St Cross.

Referrals for blood tests can be from GP's, practice nurses or from hospital consultants. Patients are also able to leave other samples, such as urine, which have been collected at home, at the hospital's Pathology Reception.

Location: Near Brookfield House, just off North Road - map here.
Opening hours: The blood taking clinic sessions for adults and children are listed below:

Monday -Friday 7am-4:45pm Appointment only

Wednesday Evening 5pm-7pm Suspended due to COVID

Saturday Morning 7am-10pm Suspended due to COVID

Children under 16 years old will need to book online here.

City of Coventry NHS Walk-in and Healthcare Centre Phlebotomy Service

April 2020 NEW - This Clinic is now by appointment. Please book an appointment before attending for a blood test. Click on the ‘Book Online’ button above.

Address: Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry CV1 4FS
Location: Access is via the main doors, the Phlebotomy team are in Area A.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). 8am–4.45pm

Children under 16 years old will need to book online here.

Patient information leaflets

Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT)

Specialist Tests - There are a small number of specialist tests where blood needs to be taken on a hospital site as the sample must be transferred to the laboratory rapidly for the test to be undertaken. Click here for a list of these specialist tests and to find out more