North West London Pathology

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 (eg fasting) in relation to those tests.

Phlebotomy (taking blood)

At Hillingdon Hospital: Phlebotomy is located in the annex corridor on the lower ground floor at the rear of the hospital. Follows the signs for 'blood tests'.  The department operates a walk-in service, so you don't need to make an appointment. However this does sometimes lead to delays at the busiest times.

The Hillingdon clinic opening times: Monday-Friday, 7am-4pm.

Please note: The department’s doors close at 4pm so that staff can process any patients who are already there.

At Mount Vernon Hospital, Phlebotomy is located in the Pathology building (next to the Postgraduate Centre).  The department operates a walk-in service, so you don't need to make an appointment. However this does sometimes lead to delays at the busiest times.
The Mount Vernon clinic opening times are as follows: Monday-Friday 7am-4pm.

Please note: The department’s doors close at 4pm so that staff can process any patients who are already there.

Outreach clinics:
If you are a patient at the surgeries (listed below) you have the option to get your blood test done there as a booked appointment, please contact the surgery for details of when the service is available and to make an appointment.

  • Hesa health centre, Yiewsley health centre, Uxbridge health centre, Hillingdon health centre
  • Northwood health centre, Eastcote health centre, Harefield health centre
  • Hughenden health centre, Prestwood health centre .

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-12 noon
Mount Vernon Clinic
Wednesday 9am-12 noon
NB Children under 16 cannot give blood at Mount Vernon Hospital. Please either attend at Hillingdon Hospital or consult your GP

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

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