Information for Patients

Welcome to the patients section of Mid-Yorkshire Pathology Department, here you will find a host of information and help.

Where can I have my bloods taken?

Patient Leaflets

Contact Phlebotomy

Contact Anticoagulation Department

Where can I have my bloods taken?

The Phlebotomy department is based on all three of our hospital sites - no prior appointment is required and can be accessed Monday-Friday, see below for opening times and restrictions.

  • Dewsbury District Hospital 8.30am to 4.30pm, located ground floor in the Ridings Building.

  • Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield 8.00am to 4.30pm, located Floor B.

  • Pontefract Hospital, 8.30am to 4.30pm, located Floor A.

Restrictions:  Please note that due to staff training and meetings, the departments will be closed on the following days each month.

  • Dewsbury District Hospital last Wednesday every month 8am to 11am.

  • Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield third Tuesday every month 8am to 11am.

  • Pontefract Hospital, third Thursday every month from 8am to 11am.

Fasting Blood Tests

Your GP may have requested you take a fasting blood test.  To ensure reliable and accurate test results, it is important that you follow these instructions carefully.

  • Please ensure that you have nothing to eat or drink (other than water) for 8-12 hours prior to presenting for the test. It is recommended that you fast for 8 hours for a ‘Fasting glucose’ and 10-12 hours for ‘cholesterol/lipid’ testing.

  • Do not fast for any longer than 12 hours, as this may affect your test.

  • Ensure that you drink plenty of water to stay well hydrated.

  • Smoking should be avoided.

  • Continue to take any prescribed medications, unless advised otherwise by your doctor.

Contact Phlebotomy

  • Dewsbury District Hospital - 01924 541000 ext 84052.

  • Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield - 01924 541440.

  • Pontefract Hospital - 01924 541000.

Contact Anticoagulation Department - for Warfarin queries.

  • Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield - 01924 541550 or 01924 541687

Page Last Updated 26/02/20