Tests and Results

Arranging your GP Blood Test in South Manchester

Choice 1

Whilst at your GP Practice have your blood taken there or make an appointment with the practice reception to return.

Choice 2

Telephone 0800 092 4020 to book an appointment at one of the following venues:

  • Withington Community Hospital
  • Forum Health, Wythenshawe
  • Wythenshawe Hospital
  • Burnage Health Centre

Blood Tests at the Practice

We do have a phlebotomist that comes to the Surgery:

  • Tuesdays between 10am and 11am
  • Thursdays between 11am and 12pm.

This is by appointment only (you can make an appointment at the reception desk or over the telephone).

We would appreciate it however, if priority for these appointments could be given to disabled or elderly patients who have trouble travelling to Withington Community Hospital.

Fasted Blood Tests

If you have been told that you need a ‘fasted’ blood test (usually needed to check cholesterol and glucose levels), then you should have nothing to eat or drink other than plain water from midnight before the test.


Blood Test Appointments are made by the local community clinics following a referral from the GP. At the point the GP sends the referral for the blood test they are able to issue blood test forms, labels and also a prescription for numbing cream.


These can be done at the Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) or Withington Community Hospital.

The doctor or nurse will ask you where you would prefer to have your x-ray taken.