The Pathology Department is based at Hillingdon Hospital, with services at Mount Vernon Hospital. Your GP may request you come to the Pathology Department for a test (eg blood test). You will normally receive an indication of the results from your GP over the telephone. If the result of the test warrants further discussion or is complex, you may be asked to make an appointment to see a doctor or nurse to get a fuller explanation. The pathology department is working towards the national modernisation agenda, particularly looking at improved computer systems and network development across West London.

Please ensure that you bring any forms which your GP has given to you specifying the test procedures required, and follow any special instructions your GP has mentioned would need to be adhered to (eg fasting) in relation to those tests.

Phlebotomy (taking blood)

At Hillingdon Hospital: Phlebotomy is now located in the Annex wards on the ground floor at the rear of the hospital. Clinic time's remain as below.
Monday to Friday 7am – 4:45pm. (Note: doors close at 4:30pm to allow staff to finish patients that are waiting).

At Mount Vernon Hospital, Pathology (adjacent to Postgraduate Centre)
Monday to Friday 7.30am – 4:45pm. (Note: doors close at 4:30pm to allow staff to finish patients that are waiting).

Glucose tolerance tests (appointment only)

For an appointment at Hillingdon Hospital, please ring 01895 279147.
For Mount Vernon Hospital ring 01923 844732.
Please note that if you wish to have this test performed quickly, you may be best advised to make an appointment at Mount Vernon Hospital.

Haematology clinic times:

Paediatric Clinic
Monday 9.30am - 12.30pm
New Patient Clinic
Monday 10 - 11am and Thursday 10 - 11.30am
General clinic
Tuesday 9am - 12pm
Mount Vernon Clinic
Wednesday 9am - 12 midday

These are NOT 'taking blood' clinics, see phlebotomy times above.