Booking a Blood Test

Instead of waiting on the day, Swansea Bay University Health Board introduced a blood test booking system and it’s been working relatively well.

Pick a hospital –> pick a date –> pick a time.

All you need to do, is turn up with the new, electronic white blood forms.

Quickest way is to book online.

Take a look at your options below.

Update: New booking system information updated 19th May 2022


1. Click Book My Blood test Online.

You’ll see a page that looks like the image below.

2. Select from one of the four sites that’s suitable for you.

3. Pick a date and select the time that’s available and suitable for you.

4, Fill in your personal details.

You can find more information from this link:

If you’re unable to book online, please phone: 01792 601807

Although this is a Swansea number, other locations in the area may still be offered.

You have a choice of four hospitals when booking online or by phone.

  1. Neath Port Talbot Hospital,
  2. Singleton Hospital
  3. Morriston Hospital or
  4. Bay Field Hospital, (Near Amazon).

If a blood test is required for a patient under 12 years old, please contact the Paediatric Clinic on 01792 530636. We are unable to see patients under 12 in any of our out patient department.

You may be advised to attend 30 minutes prior to the appointment time if you choose to have numbing cream prior to the blood test.

We try to prioritise taking blood tests for patients who either are acutely unwell or have significant mobility problems.

Bloods are collected only once a day for transport to the labs. We try to take bloods in the morning to prevent test problems if bloods were left overnight.

If you are able to attend the hospitals, you would be significantly helping other patients.

Patients who are housebound may have bloods taken via the local District Nursing service.

If Castle Surgery requested your blood test:

  • You should contact us after 7 days from having your blood test.
  • Please note, most test results are back with 48 hours.
  • Please note, some specialist blood tests may take much longer than 7 days

If the Hospital requested your blood test:

  • The hospital may contact you for your blood test result.
  • It is recommended to discuss the test results with the team that requests the test as it helps to know the context and the pattern of test results.
  • If you have made arrangements with the hospital for tests, please wait for them to get in touch. Alternatively you can try speaking with the medical secretary of your named consultant after the agreed time period that you were advised.