Blood Tests

Please note that ALL GP Phlebotomy appointments in Tallaght University Hospital are by appointment only. Therefore, patients are advised that to attend for GP blood tests, an appointment needs to be booked online via SwiftQueue.
If you are unable to book online then call 1517 345 333 to make an appointment (please note that calls can cost up to €2.50).

All patients need to bring the relevant forms with them as bloods cannot be taken otherwise.

Please read the information below depending on the service you require.

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Blood Tests (Adult)

The Adult Phlebotomy (Blood Tests) Department offers two types of services (see below for Paediatric information):

  • GP Referral Service
  • Out-Patient Clinic Referral Service

Opening Hours

  • GP Referral Service 8:30am to 2:30pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Out-Patient Clinic Referral Service 8am to 4:45pm.

Directions to Adult Blood Tests Area: On arrival at the main hospital entrance, continue past the information desk and take the first turn left after the lifts, follow the directions for the Rynd Suite. Turn right at the end of the corridor and then take the first turn left into the Adult Blood Test Area. Please check in at reception, take a seat and wait to be called.

Adult GP Blood Tests
Please make an appointment if you wish to use the GP Phlebotomy service in Tallaght University Hospital. This appointment service has also been rolled out in Peamount Hospital.

  • You must have a Tallaght University Hospital request form signed by your GP to avail of this service. 
  • Confirm with your GP if you are required to fast for your blood test.
  • You may have sips of water during your fast.
  • Check with your GP if you should take your medication before your blood test.

Click on the button below to book your GP Blood Test Appointment.


Adult Out Patient Blood Tests
Please take a blue ticket, then take a seat and wait for your number to be called.
At present this is a walk in service. As afternoons are quieter than mornings, they may be suitable for patients who are not required to fast for their blood tests.
Please make sure to bring all forms with you. 

SwiftQueue Appointment System for Outpatient Blood Tests Coming Soon...

Blood Tests (Children)

To book your appointment online please click on the button below. Please note that the blood test must be booked in advance as there is no walk-in service available. If you are unable to book online then call 1517 345 333 to make an appointment (please note that calls can cost up to €2.50).


Opening Times - (Children)

  • 8am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm on Monday - Thursday
  • Friday 8am-12.15pm

These times may vary slightly on the day due to patient/clinic demands. Blood tests must be booked on-line in advance, there is no walk-in service.

Directions to Children's Blood Tests Area: The Children's Blood Test Room is located in the Children's Outpatient Department (OPD) on the ground floor of the Hospital. Enter via the main entrance, take the first right (past the toilets) and right again into the Children's OPD main reception.

Please ensure that you bring all blood forms for your child with you to the hospital. Blood tests cannot be undertaken without the proper paper work to accompany the sample to the laboratory.

A more detailed information leaflet on the Blood Test Room and what to expect is availble for viewing and downloading in the childrens section "Just for Kids" then click on "Patient Advice" or click on link below.