Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood from patients in order for the samples to be used by a laboratory for a range of tests which may have been requested by your CAM therapist, GP or other healthcare provider.
Our phlebotomist is Siobhan Rodgers. Please click here for more information on the service Siobhan provides.
Please allow up to 30 minutes for your appointment, this allows for up to 10 tubes to be drawn. Centrifuging is available.
Siobhan can see children from 8 years old and upwards.
The blood draw service is charged at £65 – this includes any centrifuging.
Collection of bloods
The blood sample will be collected from us by The Royal Mail for a next day delivery by 1pm at a cost of £6.50.
Alternatively, you can arrange to have your bloods collected by courier. When arranging for a courier service, please consider a collection time with your appointment length (and any time necessary to centrifuge bloods taken) in mind. See below for a list of recommended couriers.
FedEx - http://www.fedex.com/us/packaging/guides/Clinical_fxcom.pdf
PDP - http://www.pdpcouriers.com/services/biological-samples
TNT - https://www.tnt.com/express/en_gb/site/how-to/ship-healthcare/blood-transportation.html
Please take care to read and follow the guidelines carefully in the email you will be sent before attending your appointment. This guidance has been provided by your practitioner and it is essential that these steps are followed correctly. Failure to do so many mean that we are unable to successfully draw your bloods or further problems on the day of your appointment.
It is important that you are very well hydrated before your appointment. Please drink plenty of water one day prior to, and on the morning of your appointment.
Your test kit
Your test kit will arrive with specific information and instructions – please read all of the information included and check any details before attending your appointment. If you are unsure of anything that you are required to do, or you are unable to get assistance from the testing company, you can contact Siobhan directly on mobile number: 07590 353 090 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If any of the tests require blood to be frozen you must book the appointment at 11am, 11.45am or 12.30pm only.
The appointment time is for 1-10 tubes of blood to be collected , if you require more than 10 samples to be collected please contact Siobhan directly on mobile number: 07590 353 090 or via email at email@example.com
It would be very helpful if you could inform Siobhan on firstname.lastname@example.org about any history of difficulty in giving blood, having fine veins or having a fear of needles. This information will be helpful for her so that we can arrange a more comfortable environment during your treatment if need be, prior to your appointment. Please also inform Siobhan if you are prone to fainting as she can extend the length of your appointment to accommodate any extra recovery time that may be needed.
If you need to move or change your appointment, we ask for 24 hours notice or you may be charged the price of your missed appointment.
If you have any other questions regarding your appointment, please see direct contact details for Siobhan as listed above or call our clinic on 0131 225 5542 and follow the instructions for connection to reception.