Phlebotomy

In layman’s terms, this means someone collecting blood from patients that have been sent by their doctor or medical practitioner.

A phlebotomist is a person qualified and given the responsibility of taking that blood from the patient and sending it to the hospital laboratory for diagnosis.

Someone’s blood will tell the doctor the health of their body & can help to highlight what they may be suffering from. Blood Tests are also used to help monitor certain medications.

We have designated surgeries running daily across Middlewood where patients will visit surgeries just to give their blood.

There are many different tests done on your blood to find out the health of your blood. A phlebotomist usually doesn’t get involved in the diagnosis or analysis. Instead, the phlebotomist’s job is to take the blood in as healthy and comfortable way possible from the patient.

We have around 10 phlebotomists here at Middlewood they can take between 30 to 40 samples in a full day so you can rest assured they have lots & lots of experience.

Blood collection allows different types of diagnostic tests. Our Phlebotomists are key players in our health care team and play an important role in The Middlewood Partnership.

The job of the phlebotomist is to provide specimens for accurate and reliable test results as quickly as possible. The blood sample is labelled and sent to the lab where it will be examined.