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Blood tests

When attending a blood test please ensure you bring your blood test request form with you and wear clothing that gives easy access to your arm.

Booking appointments

If you are unable to book online please call 03331 032220. Call centre bookings are available from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Walk in patient access is also available.  

Opening hours

West Suffolk Hospital

Monday to Friday: 7.15am - 6.00pm (Walk in appointments cannot be guaranteed after 5.00pm)

Saturday: 8.15am - 12.00pm (Please note for appointments only)

Sudbury Community Health Centre

Monday to Friday: 8.15am - 4.00pm

Newmarket Community Hospital 

Monday to Thursday: 8.00am - 4.00pm

Friday: 9.00am - 1.00pm

Patient information

Blood tests for children

Children under 5 years of age will be seen in children’s outpatients. Please call 01284 713928 to arrange an appointment time.

Children aged between 5 years and up to their 11th birthday who are required to attend West Suffolk Hospital for a blood test, must make an appointment in advance by calling hospital appointments on 01284 713713.

Children aged 11 years and over can book as normal by following the process at the top of this page.

Information for people who are trans

If your affirmed gender is not the same as your biological sex, please make sure staff are aware when attending for your blood test. This is because in a very few instances it could affect the interpretation of your results or treatment given to you. If you have any concerns about this please talk to the doctor or clinician who has asked you to have your blood taken.