Tests & Results

Phlebotomy Services / Eastleigh Southern Parishes (ESP) Network

Blackthorn Health Centre patients are able to have their blood tests at the following locations:

  • Blackthorn Health Centre*
  • ESP Hub, Bursledon
  • Southampton, Lymington and Romsey Hospital**

Blood tests must have been arranged by a clinician or in advance of any phlebotomy blood test appointment

Test results

To book an appointment at either Blackthorn Health Centre or ESP Hub, please contact the practice.

There are appointments available every day, usually same day, at Southampton, Lymington and Romsey Hospital**. You can book the appointments online or call them (023 8120 4877) to make an appointment.

*Appointments at Blackthorn Health Centre are only available to patients registered at Blackthorn Health Centre

**You will only need to take your blood test form for Romsey Hospital appointments


We are also offering additional appointments as follows:

  • Early morning appointments at Blackthorn Health Centre
  • Saturday morning appointments at ESP Primary Care Hub

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Eastleigh Southern Parishes Network (ESPN)

We are continually monitoring this service. We would be grateful if you would print off, fill out and return this survey to the practice at your convenience.

Phlebotomy (blood taking) Survey


Blood test

Test Results

For test results of any kind, please call the practice after 2pm at least 7 days after your appointment.


Alternativly, you can view your test results via your Patient Online Services (POS) app (such as the NHS App or Patient Access). For more information, please see our Patient Online Services page.

Blood Tests

A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning

A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the  NHS website

If the doctor or nurse has asked you to provide a pathology sample e.g. urine, stool, sputum, these must be left at reception before 11.00amMonday - Friday.



An X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.

If you have a X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.

An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.

You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS website.