North Street Medical Care

Romford Site: 274 North Street, Romford, Essex, RM1 4QJ. Tel: 01708 629733
Chadwell Heath Site: Chadwell Heath Health Centre, Ashton Gardens, RM6 6RT

Blood Tests & Pathology

COVID Special Arrangements

Please contact the hospital to book your appointment:
Book online:

If you do not have access to the internet then please contact the service by telephone:
•Barking and Dagenham: 0300 300 1704
•Havering: 0300 555 1045

For children under 12 parents can call 01708435289 to book an appointment

Blood Test Services

Medical specimens

For the latest information on where to go and have a blood test done, please click here for the where to go to have a blood test document.

Fort those patients visiting our Ashton Gardens site at the Chadwell Heath Health Centre, you may find the blood taking service at the same centre convenient.

If you are not fasting for your blood test, it may be advisable to arrive after noon for your test when wait times are generally shorter

General pathology are not able to bleed any children under 3 years old in either blood test areas at Queen’s or King George Hospitals. For children under 3, please telephone Children’s OPD at Queen’s Hospital on 01708435289 to make an appointment.

Tests requiring patients to fast overnight

If you have been asked to fast overnight, unless specifically directed otherwise, the fasting period should be from 10pm until after the blood has been taken. During the fasting period, only water and normal medication should be taken as directed.

Labeling your own specimen containers

Please ensure specimen containers are labeled with the patient’s FIRST & LAST NAMES, DATE OF BIRTH AND GENDER. Date and time when specimen was collected would also be helpful.

Test Results

The practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. We will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.


If you are attending the practice to drop off a specimen sample, such as urine or swabs, please attend between 12 – 1pm. Please do not attend after 1pm to avoid missing the courier.