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​Phlebotomy Services/Specimen Collection

Tel: 01305 253708

Haematology & Oncology Outpatients Clinics operate Monday - Friday 8:30 - 12:30

Phlebotomy Service available for Dorset County Hospital Requests only:

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday - Friday 08:30 - 14:00
Situated in Medical & Surgical Outpatient Department, North Wing, Level 1, Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester.

Referrals for Specialist Tests can be booked by appointment

There is no walk in service available at DCH

Wards:

Service available: Monday - Friday 07:30 - 17:00

Saturday - Sunday + Bank Holidays 07:30 - 14:00

  • Ilchester, Hinton. Moreton & Maud Alexander wards Tel 3454
  • Prince of Wales, Barnes, Day Lewis & Stroke ward Tel 3452
  • Fortuneswell, Lulworth Abbotsbury wards Tel 3455
  • Ridgeway, & Purbeck wards Tel 3453

 

Collection of Blood Cultures

The document 'POLICY FOR TAKING BLOOD CULTURES' can be found on the Infection Prevention and Control intranet site. Please click here

It contains full information on the rationale for blood culture sampling, indications for sampling, when to take samples, procedure for taking blood cultures and the equipment required