Blood tests for children 11 and under
Please complete form below to request a blood test appointment for your child. Once your form is submitted please allow 3 working days for a response. Please do not contact us until it has been at least 3 working days.
Blood tests at Darent Valley Hospital must be booked. The bookable service is ONLY for requests made by a Darent Valley Hospital consultant, clinician, GP or department for children under 11.
The paper form from your GP must be the original as photocopies are not accepted.
For children 12 and over:
GP blood tests are carried out at Gravesham Community Hospital for children over 12, however, ANY child with a consultant request MUST come to Darent Valley.
Please apply Magic (numbing) cream 1 hour before the appointment for blood test (for children over 1 year). Use film wrap to keep this in place. Instructions will be in the box. This can be obtained on prescription from the GP or bought from pharmacy.
Clinic runs from 9.00-16.00 Monday to Friday. You will be contacted with an appointment by a member of the team.
Children's Blood Test Leaflet - please click here to read / print.
We are extremely busy, so we are appreciative of your patience.
We endeavour to book your appointment at the requested date, however, if we are unable to do so, we will book your blood test in at the next available slot.
Please let us know if you need to change the above appointment. Also, if you develop any COVID19 symptoms or you are required to isolate, please do not attend, seek medical advice and let us know to cancel. Telephone 01322 428232 to cancel or rearrange.