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Phlebotomy (Blood tests)

Phlebotomy Department

Phlebotomy Department
Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
Temple Street
Dublin 1
Tel.: (01) 878 4280


GP Referrals for Phlebotomy

  • Official request forms to be given by GP to parent / guardian
  • Documentation of request from GP (or Temple Street doctor) must be submitted when attending for blood tests
  • GP referrals are NOT available on Monday mornings

Please kindly note that no appointments are necessary at the following times

  • On Monday afternoons from 2pm – 4pm
  • On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am – 1pm and from 2pm – 4pm
  • On Fridays from 9am – 1pm and from 2pm to 3.45pm

Phlebotomy is the process of making an incision in a vein with a needle. The procedure itself is known as a venipuncture. A person who performs phlebotomy is called a phlebotomist

The phlebotomist is trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research.

The Phlebotomy Department in Temple Street is in the main outpatients department. The Department operates a walk in service for parents and guardians who have been asked by their GP or Consultant to bring their children for blood tests.

In the phlebotomy department, the phlebotomy will identify your child, confirm the blood tests that are required based on the forms supplied, draw the blood from the vein into the correct tubes whilst explaining the procedure to you and your child, put pressure on the point the vein that the needle was inserted into, to stop any bleeding and deliver the specimens of blood to the hospital laboratory.

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