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Children's Blood Tests

Blood tests are by appointment only. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a walk-in service for any child’s blood test.

There are two options for booking blood tests for children aged 12 and under at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, providing they do not have special needs.

If your child is over 12 years of age and confident with having their blood taken, they should attend a general blood clinic available under Blood tests for adults (above).

1. Blood tests for children aged 5 – 12 years old, with no additional needs

Please book your child’s appointment via swiftqueue. If you are scheduling an appointment for the first time, you will be asked to register on this booking site. We run blood test clinics on site at the Children's Outpatient Clinic and Kempton Day Bed Unit which are both located at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

2. Blood tests for children under the age of 5, Children and young people over 12 with issues having their bloods taken, Children of any age with special needs

Please call Kempton Day Bed Unit on 0118 322 7383 (Mon-Fri 08:00-16:00hrs) to schedule an appointment in the appropriate clinic. Please do not book an appointment online for your child with special needs, as it will be cancelled.

Blood forms

Your child's paediatrician (doctor) will be able to order your child’s blood test electronically, however it is helpful if you also have a paper version if you have been given a copy.

If your GP has requested your child’s blood test you will need to bring a completed paper blood form with you to the appointment.

Book a Blood Test