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Tests in Manchester



Blood Tests at the Practice

We do have a phlebotomist that comes to the Surgery:

   Tuesdays between 10:00am and 11:00am

   Thursdays between 11:00am and 12:00am.

This is by appointment only  (you can make an appointment at the reception desk or over the telephone).

We would appreciate it however, if priority for these appointments could be  given to disabled or elderly patients who have trouble travelling to Withington Community Hospital.








For more information on Withington Community Hospital - please follow the link below:










Fasted Blood tests




If you have been told that you need a ‘fasted’ blood test (usually needed to check cholesterol and glucose levels), then you should have nothing to eat or drink other than plain water from midnight before the test.








  • Blood Test Appointments are made by the local community clinics following a referral from the GP. At the point the GP sends the referral for the blood test they are able to issue blood test forms, labels and also a prescription for numbing cream.




xrayThese can be done at the Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) or Withington Community Hospital.

The doctor or nurse will ask you where you would prefer to have your x-ray taken.

For MRI – Take the x-ray form to the X-Ray Department at the MRI, in Purple Zone – near A&E, between 09:00-16:00hrs, Monday-Friday.

For Withington - Take the x-ray form to the Withington Community Hospital X-ray Dept (0161-217-3724), between 09:00-10:30hrs or 14:00-15:30hrs Monday-Friday.


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