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Phlebotomy (Blood tests)

Phlebotomy Department

Phlebotomy Department
CHI at Temple Street
Temple Street
Dublin 1
Tel.: (01) 878 4280


COVID-19 NOTICE November 2020

Message for Parents and GPs

To assist with social distancing during COVID-19, Urgent/Essential GP patient referrals for bloods to CHI at Temple Street are being carried out mainly in CHI at Connolly, Outpatient and Urgent Care Centre in Blanchardstown. We have a limited number of appointments available at CHI at Temple Street. 

To attend the service at CHI at Connolly, please click on the link below:

Click here to book an appointment for a blood test for your child at CHI at Connolly

If you are unable to attend CHI at Connolly, please check our bookings at CHI at Temple Street by clicking on the link below:

Click here to book an appointment for a blood test for your child at CHI at Temple Street

Please note you can attend for a Blood Test at CHI at Connolly with your Temple Street GP Request forms

Click here for directions to CHI at Connolly

Message for GPs

•Urgent GP referrals for Blood Tests should be sent to CHI at Connolly until further notice
*except for Ammonia, Lactate, ACTH and PTH – These referrals should continue to be sent to the Phlebotomy Department at CHI at Temple Street. If you cannot find a suitable appointment time on our website, please contact the Phlebotomy Dept. in CHI at Temple Street and leave a message.
Our staff will contact you and arrange a suitable time. Call 01 8784280

  • This interim service has been implemented to assist with social distancing in our clinics. GP’s will be informed via Healthlink when this procedure changes and referrals can return to CHI at Temple Street.
  • Blood samples taken in CHI at Connolly will be sent to CHI at Temple Street’s Laboratory each day for processing.
  • Blood results will be issued to the referring GP by CHI at Temple Street within the appropriate timeframe.

•Please ensure GP contact details are submitted in the request forms

For information on attending CHI at Connolly, please visit their website.

When attending CHI at Temple Street:

Please Note:

  • All children must be accompanied by only one parent / guardian when coming for a blood test
  • Please arrive on time for your appointment – to avoid overcrowding in the waiting area

If you or your child is currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 please contact your GP before attending for your blood test.

What do I do when I get there?

  • When you arrive please take a ticket from the machine and take a seat.
  • Please note that all patients must take a ticket even if you have an appointment. This is so that we know that you have arrived.
  • After you have registered you will be asked to take a seat in the waiting area. The Phlebotomist (person who carries out the blood test) will then call you in to do the test.
  • We will try to ensure that you are seen as close to your appointment time as possible, but sometimes there can be a delay.

What happens next?

  • The Phlebotomist will call you into the testing room.
  • A Phlebotomist is a person who performs Phlebotomy. The Phlebotomist is trained to draw blood from a patient.
  • The Phlebotomist will identify your child and confirm name and date of birth.
  • The Phlebotomist will confirm the blood tests that are required based on the request on the form.
  • The Phlebotomist will draw the blood from the vein (usually from the inside of your elbow or the back of the hand) into the correct tubes after explaining the procedure to you and your child.

How do I get the results?

The results of the blood test will be sent to the doctor who ordered it. This could be your GP or a Consultant at the hospital.

Thank you for your patience at this time.

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