Blood tests

Blood tests at Russells Hall Hospital have moved and opening times have changed. We are now in the Therapy Department, anticoag area. Please see below for new opening times.
Fasting patients can now book a blood test appointment at Corbett Outpatient Centre. Call (01384) 244330 to book.

Blood specimens are an extremely useful diagnostic tool and can be used to assess the general state of health, confirm the presence of bacterial or viral infections, and see how well organs such as the liver and kidneys are functioning. They are also useful for monitoring treatment.

Corbett Outpatient Department

  • Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
  • No appointment necessary
  • Fasting patients can also book a blood test appointment at Corbett Outpatient Centre. Call (01384) 244330 to book.

Guest Outpatient Department

  • Monday to Friday 8am to 1pm
  • No appointment necessary

Russells Hall Hospital, Therapy Department

Monday 8am to 7.30pm
Tuesday 5pm to 7.30pm
Wednesday 8am to 7.30pm
Thursday 12 noon to 7.30pm
Friday 12 noon to 7.30pm
Saturday 8am to 10am

Children under the age of 10 years cannot attend for a blood test after 5.30pm and not on Saturdays at all.

Blood tests in the community

Blood tests can also be taken at selected GP surgeries and health centres in Dudley borough (click the link below for locations and times). Appointments are necessary and you now have the flexibility to book yourself in for a test at a time convenient to you.

You will need to ask your GP for a blood test request form (also known as a phlebotomy request form) to take to the clinic of your choice on the day of your appointment.

Your GP will need to request home visits for blood tests to be carried out in the home.

Please click here for a list of GP practices and health centres that offer blood tests.


If you have any questions about blood tests, please call (01384) 244086.