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You should only come to A&E in an emergency or life-threatening situation. Please help our staff to focus on our patients who need us most. If it is not an emergency we won't be able to see you and you will be redirected to NHS111 or other local services.
Phlebotomy Department (Blood Tests)
Online booking system has now resumed
Due to the national uncertainty around the supply of blood tubes and the introduction of guidelines for non-urgent blood testing, we are now accepting bookings for patients who have been waiting for an appointment. Appointments can be booked online.
If you need to book an urgent blood taking appointment please phone 01536 494494. Please do not use the phone line for non-urgent appointments. If your condition worsens, please contact NHS 111.
All routine blood tests are now by a pre-booked appointment only.
Appointments at all of our locations; Corby Outpatients, Isebrook Outpatients, Kettering Borough Council, Nene Park Outpatients and the *Pathology Department at Kettering General Hospital can now be booked online.
*Please beware that appointment slots at Kettering General Hospital are limited, and reserved for patients with hospital request forms, paediatric and specialist blood tests only. Patients with requests generated by their GP are asked to book at one of our other locations.
Adult's Blood Test appointments
An appointment at any of our locations, including Kettering Borough Council, can now be booked online or by phone.
Appointment slots at Kettering General Hospital are limited and reserved for patients with hospital request forms, paediatrics and specialist blood tests. Patients with requests generated by their GP are asked to book at Kettering Borough Council.
If you are unable to book online please call.
Kettering General Hospital
Telephone: 01536 494411 between 09:30 and 15:00 (Monday - Friday).
Kettering Borough Council
Telephone: 01536 535600 (Monday - Friday).
Urgent Blood Tests
If you have been advised that your blood test is urgent and this is printed on your request form. Book your test by telephoning the appointments line on 01536 494494 between 09:30 and 15:00.
Our telephonist will endeavour to provide you with an appointment within two working days of your call.
Glucose Tolerance Test appointments
To make an appointment for a Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) please telephone 01536 492694 between 09:00 and 16:30 (Monday - Friday).
Specialist Blood Tests
There are some specialist blood tests that have to be taken at our Pathology Departments at Kettering General Hospital facility, including the following tests:
ACTH (Adrenocorticotophic hormone)
Anti-Thrombin / Thrombophilia
C Peptide & Insulin
Chromogranin A & B
Cryoglobulins (Before 16:00)
Gut Hormones (or Intestinal Hormones or Intestinal Polypeptides or VIP)
Heparin Assay (Xa)
Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)
TCR Gene rearrangement studies
Von Willebrand’s Disease (VWS)
White Cell Enzymes