Phlebotomy Department (Blood Tests) Locations and Times

Kettering General Hospital Pathology Department

Rothwell Road
Kettering
NN16 8UZ

Telephone Number: 01536 492694

Opening Times                                 

  • Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday: *11:00 – 12:00
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Bank Holidays: *11:00 – 12:00

*By appointment only (no walk-in’s), these limited appointments will all be made for 11.00am, patients will then be seen on a first come, first served basis.

Kettering Borough Council Municipal Offices

Bowling Green Road
Kettering
NN15 7QX

Telephone Number: 01536 535600

Opening Times                               

  • Monday to Friday: *08:00 - 11:30
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Bank Holidays: CLOSED

*By appointment only

Corby Outpatients Nuffield Diagnostic Centre

Corby Nuffield Diagnostic Centre
Cottingham Road
Corby
NN17 2UW

Telephone Number: 01536 748069

Opening Times

  • Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 15:30
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Bank Holidays: CLOSED

Wellingborough Isebrook Outpatients

Irthlingborough Road
Wellingborough
NN8 1LP

Telephone Number: 01933 234560

Opening Times

  • Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 15:30
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Bank Holidays: CLOSED

Irthlingborough Nene Park Outpatients

Attley Way
Irthlingborough
NN9 5GF

Telephone Number: 01536 491915

Opening Times

  • Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 15:30
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Bank Holidays: CLOSED

Rushden Outpatients

Rectory Road
Rushden
NN10 0AE

Telephone Number: 01933 235400

Opening Times

  • Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 12:00
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Bank Holidays: CLOSED

Phlebotomy (Blood Tests) Limitations of Services

The last patient is accepted 15 minutes prior to close of clinic. 

Some tests can only be collected at the KGH site.

Department of Pathlogy - Blood Test

What is a blood test?

Blood tests help the doctor with your diagnosis, in monitoring your treatment or reviewing the levels of some medications.

Are there any complications from having a blood sample taken?

Sometimes a bruise develops where the needle was inserted. This is much less likely to happen if keep your arm straight and press over the site with cotton wool for several minutes.

As with any wound, an infection may develop where the needle was inserted. Please consult your GP if the wound site becomes red and/or inflamed.

Rarely, some people feel faint during a blood test. Tell the person doing the test if you feel faint as you should lie down immediately to prevent fainting. It is helpful to let us know if you have felt faint before when having a blood test.

How is a blood test carried out? 

In the Pathology Department, before you are called in for your test it would help us if you remove your coat/jacket and roll up your sleeve.

Blood tests are taken from a vein, usually on the inside of the arm, near to the elbow. First a tight band (tourniquet) is tied around the upper arm to make the vein prominent. The tourniquet will become tight, but this makes it much easier to take the blood. A needle is put into the vein – you might feel a slight scratch. The needle will be attached to a blood test bottle. When the necessary amount of blood has been taken, the needle will be removed, the tourniquet released and a little ball of cotton wool is held over the wound. This should be pressed for 1 – 2 minutes before a dressing is applied.

What do I do if I have a query with the test requested?

Please contact the person requesting the test and discuss it with them.

Useful Links

To help you understand the many clinical laboratory tests