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Phlebotomy and blood tests

We now offer a range of blood tests at Wandsworth physiotherapy, primarily for checking musculoskeletal and nutritional disorders that we see in our clinic.

The practice of taking blood is called phlebotomy, “phleb” meaning vein and “otomy” meaning open or to open. Phlebotomists are professionals that are not doctors or nurses but have been trained in taking blood from a vein in your arm.

The blood tests that we can provide for you are as follows:

  • Full blood count
  • Cholesterol and heart health blood tests
  • Liver and kidney function
  • Bone screen for osteoporosis and suspected fractures / poor healing
  • Inflammation for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout or ankylosing spondylitis
  • Vitamin and mineral testing (B12, vitamin D etc.)
  • Thyroid function – for capral tunnel syndrome
  • Blood tests for headaches – general FBC plus ESR, hs-CRP, glucose, thyroid
  • Hormone panels

We recommend this test as a good full blood and general health test.

We also provide a stand alone phlebotomy service where you provide the blood vials and we simply draw the blood for you.

All the above mentioned blood tests help us manage your problems such as using nutritional approaches to diagnosed medical conditions or to help diagnose and manage MSK disorders such as severe tendon pain, rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis as well as prior to an ultrasound guided steroid injection

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All appointments are secured with payment. All appointments cancelled within 24 hours of the start time or not attended will not be refunded.

What to expect…

What will happen when I have my blood taken?

You must first book an appointment to have your blood taken. There are sometimes things that we may require you to do prior to having a blood sample taken. For example, if you are having a glucose or cholesterol test done this is performed in a fasted state i.e. you will not have consumed any food for 10-12 hours prior to the test. If you are in any doubt about what you need to do you must speak to us prior to your appointment otherwise we may not be able to take the sample.

Once we have established that we can go ahead with the blood test we will use an aseptic non-touch technique (ANNT) setting you up on a treatment table with your arm supported by a pillow. A tourniquet will be applied to your upper arm to help us identify the vein we will take the blood from then we will release the tourniquet.

The phlebotomist will then wash their hands and apply gloves. Your arm will be cleaned with alcohol gel then the tourniquet will be re-applied and the blood sample will be taken. Having your blood taken from your arm can be uncomfortable and we will try to make this experience as painless as possible. Once the sample has been taken we will apply a swab to your arm and then a plaster. Then you will be ready to leave.

When will I get the results?

The blood sample will be then sent to a laboratory and you will be contacted when the results have come back. Blood samples can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to come back and you will be notified of how long you should expect to wait prior to receiving your results.

Can I self refer for a blood test?

Yes, you can self refer for a blood test, however bear in mind we only provide a limited number of tests within the scope of our practice. However, if you have arranged your own blood test through a laboratory and simply require a phlebotomist to take the blood sample then we can do this for you.

Do you accept NHS referrals?

No, we are a private clinic. We can help you if you self fund your blood drawer and test. However, any blood test that you have been recommended by your GP is best performed by them.

How much will it cost?

There is a cost for the phlebotomy service and appointments are 15 minutes. Then there is the cost of the test. These tests are usually priced up by the laboratory who will process the results. We do not add a fee on to the laboratory costs, but you need to be aware that we charge for the cost of the test and the phlebotomy service (unless you have provided your own test kit which you will have purchased). Prices are displayed on our Price List page from the About drop down menu.


Brilliant all round experience. After sustaining a marathon injury during training Wandsworth Physiotherapy managed to fit me in the next day and was back up and running within 2 weeks after three 30 minute sessions. Gave me exercises to go away and do in my own time too so felt like I was making the most of their and my time too.

Marina Williams

These guys are fantastic! Really quick to reply and they found me an appointment on the same day. I've since had regular treatments with Alessio who is excellent, and my torn IT band, shoulder and other ailments are much improved. Brilliant for both sports injuries and wellness.

Gerry Sweetland

Booked an appointment for the same day on a Saturday. Adele has been very welcoming and helpful, providing useful advice as well as efficient treatment. Great local clinic, will definitely come back and recommend.

Jean Reverdy

Steve was excellent. Long term/complex shoulder injury treated over a number of sessions - patient, curious and methodical. Great treatments and programme of exercises and I'm back to pain free swimming.

~ Nick Outlaw

I've been several times for several different problems and Steve has always been excellent. He listens really carefully and asks good questions to find out exactly what's wrong, and is very clear with follow-up exercises to continue the therapy at home. Highly recommend him!

Vanessa Harriss

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Annie Neill
Annie Neill
Rogel referred me to a consultant before treating me as he wanted to rule out a frozen shoulder before he started physiotherapy. His suspicion of my having a frozen shoulder was correct. This allowed me to get the correct diagnosis and corresponding treatment done quickly and efficiently.
Sophie Dolecki
Sophie Dolecki
I can't recommend this place and Physio Shreya enough! 10 weeks go I got referred to Wandsworth Physiotherapy by a friend after I was suffering with chronic neck and back pain. Shreya immediately found the cause, diagnosed me, and assured me of what the next steps would be. Not only does Shreya have healing hands, she continuously helped me mentally. After all of the advice, exercises, and dry needling, I am now pain free and able to return to my everyday activities (including exercise). Thank you Shreya, you are incredible!
Andreea Craciun
Andreea Craciun
This place is great! I got here with a really bad pain in my shoulder and neck and I got better really fast. I got treated by Shreya, who is AMAZING. Really good therapist, doing a mix of techniques to relieve pain, and also really empathetic. She id also specialised in sports, which means she was able to advise on how I can continue my regular workouts, despite my pain. I am always looking forward to my sessions here and I can see great progress with my injury. 10/10 would recommend!
Emma Morgan
Emma Morgan
Christina has been treating some issues with my neck, back and shoulders for 18 months now and she is the best physiotherapist I’ve ever had. She is a miracle worker with massage but also educates me about posture, injury prevention and the best forms of exercise and injury care. She is A-MAZING.
Anne-Sophie Houédé
Anne-Sophie Houédé
I've had about 8 sessions at Wandsworth Physiotherapy. Rogel did an amazing job and has been able to help me with the tendinopathy I've had for about 2 years! He created a plan especially for my own goal. I've had shockwave therapy, some exercises to do and advices on the sport I could do and when. Great place!
Kelly Hamer
Kelly Hamer
Rogel, your customer service is amazing! You took time to listen and understand issues. The treatment and exercises you provided were beneficial and helped me to continue exercising and compete at Hyrox. Thank you!
Daniel Maraffi
Daniel Maraffi
Was booked in with Rogel for a shoulder injury that has been a long term problem impacting my ability to do sport. Over 5 sessions I have seen significant improvement and have been given the tools to continue to get stronger. Hoping to book in with him again for a knee injury as well. Great guy and super knowledgeable!
Chris Storey
Chris Storey
Really friendly, knowledgeable staff - would definitely recommend!
Leanne Yates
Leanne Yates
Fantastic experience and can't recommend more! Rogel has been excellent and provided expert care.
Becks Page
Becks Page
Prarthi has been absolutely fantastic at helping me to recover from a shoulder injury over the last few months. My pain had dramatically reduced after the first session and she has continued to help throughout. She is extremely knowledgeable and has really helped me to understand the mechanics of my injury. I cannot recommend her enough! Thanks so much :)

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