Blood tests at North Mid

Blood tests are often needed for your doctor to work out what is causing your symptoms. They may also be needed to check that treatment you are on is being effective. There are a very large number of things that can be tested from a blood sample and the ones your doctor is testing for will be written on the form you were given. 

We provide blood test services for children in clinics in the hospital and for adults in the community.

My child is under 2

If you have a child under the age of two, you will need to book an appointment for a blood test in our children's outpatients clinic. 

Please call 0208 887 3095/3863 between Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm to book your child under the age of two for an appointment.

My child is between 2-16

If your child is aged between two and 16, they are seen in our children's outpatient clinic in the hospital's main building, level -1. 

Appointments must be booked online in advance. There is no walk in service available.

Book an appointment online

Children’s outpatient blood tests clinic opening times

Monday - 9am-12pm and 1-4.30pm 
Tuesday - 9am-12pm and 1-4.30pm 
Wednesday -  9am-12pm and 1-4.30pm 
Thursday - 9am-12pm and 1-4.30pm 
Friday - 9am-12pm and 1-4.30pm 

Any patients that arrive after 4.30pm will, unfortunately, not be seen. We treat children as a priority in the clinic and see them as soon as possible.

Please note that we no longer offer a service for fasting blood tests. Our paediatric consultants advise this is almost always unnecessary. GPs have been advised what to do if they believe a fasting blood test is needed. 

Children aged between two and 16 should attend the children’s outpatient clinic with a parent or carer. The clinic is in the hospital's main building, level -1. 

If you have any issues booking your appointment online, please call us on 0208 887 3663 / 3664. Please be advised that our call centre does experience a high volume of calls, resulting in long wait times.

I am 16 and over

Appointments must be booked online in advance. There is no walk in service available.

Patients are encouraged to book an appointment at one of the Community sites (Laurels, Evergreen or Forest road) to ensure you are given the earliest appointment possible.

Book an appointment online

Blood test appointments are by referral only.

Blood tests unit opening times (for people aged 16 and over)

Monday - 8am to 5pm 
Tuesday - 8am to 5pm 
Wednesday - 8am to 5pm 
Thursday - 8am to 5pm 
Friday - 8am to 5pm 
Saturday (Evergreen and Laurels only) - 8.00am to 5pm 

Where can I have a blood test? 

  • Evergreen Surgery
    1 Smythe Close, Edmonton N9 0TW.
    Nearest over ground station is Edmonton Green and Bus services 102, 144, 149, 192, 259, 279, 349 and 491 and N279
  • Laurels Healthy Living Centre
    The Laurels Healthy Living Centre, 256 St Ann’s Rd Tottenham London N15,5AZ .
    Nearest over ground station is South Tottenham and Bus services 76, 243, 149, 318, 476, N73 (15-20 mins walk). Underground Seven Sisters (Victoria)
  • Forrest Road
    1st Floor, 308A Hertford Rd, Edmonton, London N9 7HD

If you have any issues booking your appointment online, please call us on 0208 887 3663 / 3664. Please be advised that our call centre does experience a high volume of calls, resulting in long wait times.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need an appointment for my blood test? 

Yes. You need to book an appointment at all the sites to have a blood test whether you are a GP patient or a hospital outpatient.Please see above

What happens during a blood test?

At the GP Hubs and North Middlesex University Hospital your blood will be taken by a group of skilled staff, called phlebotomists. It is normally a quick and almost painless procedure.

The phlebotomist will take the blood from the crease of the elbow of the arm you use least. This normally has a vein that can be accessed easily (you can normally see this vein as a blue line if you look at your arm). A strap is placed above the elbow and tightened slightly to increase the size of the vein. A needle is placed in the vein and blood is sucked into an attached tube. After taking the blood the phlebotomist will use a cotton wool pad and tape to cover the spot the needle entered to prevent any bleeding. In children, the phlebotomist may use an anaesthetic spray before taking their blood to make it even easier.  

Some people are more difficult to take blood from, and a small minority of people can bruise easily. This can often look alarming but will normally fade within a day or two.

When will the tests be ready and who will give me my results? 

We begin testing your blood on the day it is taken. Most results are ready on the same day but some can take several days to be completed. All the results are sent to the person who wrote your request form, usually your GP.

Glucose tolerance tests

If you are having a glucose tolerance test please, please book it online on the link above. 

Domiciliary service 

We provide a service for taking blood samples at home for housebound patients in Enfield. Appointments for this non-urgent service can only be made through the patient's GP. All referrals should be emailed to northmid.phlebotomydomiciliary@nhs.net