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Pathology laboratory opening hours

The Cheltenham General Hospital and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Pathology Department reception desks are open:

  Monday - Friday 08.30 - 17.00
  Saturday and Sunday Closed
  Bank Holidays Closed

Please not the above times are not for blood tests/Phlebotomy. For these opening times, please click here.

 Getting your test results

All test results must be obtained from and discussed with your GP or the hospital team that is caring for you. The laboratories cannot discuss treatment, give test results or any personal information directly to patients or patient's relatives.

This also applies to any enquiries about your treatment regarding blood transfusions.

For information about blood transfusions, including the donation of blood, please visit the NHS Blood and Transplant website link to an external web site

 

Contacting the laboratories

Cheltenham laboratories

Department of Pathology, Cheltenham General Hospital, Sandford Road, Cheltenham, Glos. GL53 7AN 

Pathology reception: telephone number 0300 422 3021

General Office: telephone number 0300 422 4056

 

Gloucester laboratories

Department of Pathology, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Great Western Road, Gloucester, Glos. GL1 3NN 

Pathology reception: telephone number 0300 422 5286 

General Office: telephone number 0300 422 5239

 

Finding the laboratories

Cheltenham General Hospital

Hospital and travel maps

The Pathology building is directly opposite A&E. The reception entrance is next to the Stagecoach 99 shuttle bus stop just off College Road.

 

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Hospital and travel maps

 

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Pathology entrance

 

 

Pathology is in the Edward Jenner building opposite the Hyde Lane pedestrian entrance. The reception entrance is next to the Stagecoach 99 shuttle bus stop.

 

Patients dropping off samples may park outside of the building for a few minutes only.

 

 

 

 

Read more about Travel and Parking 

For 99 bus route and timetable see Stagecoach web site External web site

 

Blood test services at Cheltenham General, Gloucestershire Royal and other hospitals

 

Site & Location Opening Times* Contact Details

Cheltenham General Hospital
West Block Outpatients

Monday - Friday
08.30 - 16.30**

telephone number 0300 422 3490

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Edward Jenner Unit

Monday - Friday
08.00 - 16.45 **

telephone number 0300 422 5255 - reception

telephone number 0300 422 5293 - phlebotomy or blood test queries

Cirencester Hospital
Blood Test Room

Monday - Thursday
08.30 - 15.30
Friday
08.30 - 12.30
telephone number 0300 421 6313/6312

Tewkesbury Hospital
Outpatients Department

Monday - Friday
08.30 - 12.30 
By appointment only via your GP

* All blood test services are closed on Bank Holidays.

** Please note: closing times may vary due to high patient activity

 

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Edward Jenner Clinic

An open service to GP patients and outpatients is provided daily in Edward Jenner Department between 08.00-16.45 hours. Please note: the department may close earlier than stated due to high patient activity.

The Edward Jenner Unit has Haemtology clinics running on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning. At this time the unit can be very busy with a possible waiting time of over 1 hour for a blood test. 

We accept children for blood tests from age 6 years and above. Children under the age of 6 should have blood taken at the Children's Outpatient Department at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Please contact Children's Outpatients on telephone number 0300 422 8211  to arrange an appointment.

For further enquiries please telephone Jamie Inch, Phlebotomy Lead - GRH or Jo Hill, Phlebotomy County-wide Lead  on telephone number 0300 422 5293.

 

Cheltenham General Hospital West Block Outpatients

An open service to GP patients and outpatients is provided daily in West Block Outpatients between 08.30 and 16.30 hours. Please note: the department may close earlier than stated due to high patient activity.

We accept children for blood tests from age 6 years and above. Children under the age of 6 should have blood taken at the Children's Outpatient Department at Cheltenham General Hospital. Please contact Children's Outpatients on telephone number 0300 422 8211  to arrange an appointment.

For further enquires please telephone Patti Newman, Phlebotomy Lead – CGH or Jo Hill Phlebotomy County-wide Lead on  telephone number 0300 422 3490.

Booking a semen analysis appointment

Semen samples for fertility analysis are complex to process and must be examined as soon after production as possible. We therefore operate an appointment system to ensure sufficient time can be allocated to carry out each analysis.

You do not need to make an appointment if your semen sample is being examined to confirm that a vasectomy operation has been successful.

Appointments are available for weekday mornings, Monday to Friday. To make an appointment please call telephone number 0300 422 4200 between 09.00 and 12.00 Monday to Friday. This line is closed on Bank Holidays.

Please note, your test must be requested by your GP or a hospital doctor. They will provide you with a semen fertility analysis request form.

A room is available at the Gloucester laboratory if you need to produce the sample on site.

For further information please see the patient leaflet Producing a sample of semen for examination. PDF file

 


Page last reviewed: 25/11/15