Clinical Phlebotomy Service
SR Phlebotomy provides a professional, blood and pathology sample service in a clinical environment based in Edinburgh's D.Atkinson Herbalist & Napiers Clinic located at:
18 Bristo Place
We have a responsibility to collect samples as efficiently as possible, following preparation procedures ensuring the viability of specimens for analysis which may have been requested by your CAM therapist, GP or other healthcare providers.
Centrifuge Applications for Blood Separation
Blood samples that require centrifuge will be centrifuged at the D.Atkinson Herbalist & Napiers Clinic by Siobhan Rodgers.
The role of a centrifuge in testing blood is to separate whole blood into its various components. Each component of blood has a specific use in the body and therefore a different test may be required for each component. Blood can be centrifuged in a tube, bottle or bag.
The client is responsible for bringing the test kit(s) to the appointment and for posting the samples, alternatively, we can help to arrange the courier collection for you (please see details under "Collection of Blood").
This service helps to enable the processing of samples that also require freezing or chilling onsite prior to posting, courier collection or delivery to the lab.
Before Attending Your Appointment
Please follow the below guidelines
Your test kit will arrive with specific information and instructions – please read all of the information included and check any details before attending your appointment. If you are unsure of anything that you are required to do, or you are unable to get assistance from the testing company, you can contact Siobhan directly on mobile number: 07590 353 090 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If any of the tests require blood to be frozen you must book the appointment at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am or 12noon only.
Please take care to read and follow the guidelines carefully in the email that you will be sent prior to attending your appointment.
This guidance has been provided by your practitioner and it is essential that these steps are followed correctly. Failure to do so may mean that we are unable to successfully draw your blood or further problems on the day of your appointment.
It is important that you are very well hydrated before your appointment. Please drink plenty of water one day prior to, and on the morning of your appointment.
What to expect at your appointment:
Please allow up to 60 minutes for your appointment, this allows for up to 10 tubes to be drawn. Centrifuging is available.
The appointment time is for 1-10 tubes of blood to be collected, if you require more than 10 samples to be collected please contact Siobhan directly on 07590 353 090 or via email at email@example.com
Collection of blood
The blood sample can be collected from us by The Royal Mail for a next day delivery by 1 pm at a cost of £6.50.
Alternatively, you can arrange to have your blood collected by courier.
When arranging for a courier service, please consider a collection time with your appointment length (and any time necessary to centrifuge blood taken) in mind. See below for a list of recommended couriers with support links.
It would be very helpful if you could inform Siobhan on firstname.lastname@example.org about any history of difficulty in giving blood, having fine veins or having a fear of needles. This information will be helpful for her so that we can arrange a more comfortable environment during your treatment if need be, prior to your appointment. Please also inform Siobhan if you are prone to fainting as she can extend the length of your appointment to accommodate any extra recovery time that may be needed.
If you need to move or change your appointment, we ask for 24 hours’ notice or you may be charged the price of your missed appointment.
If you have any other questions regarding your appointment, please see direct contact details for Siobhan as listed above or call D.Atkinson Herbalist & Napiers clinic on 0131 225 5542 and follow the instructions for connection to reception.
Call: 0131 225 5542
For further information and booking an appointment.