It’s important to know your blood type.
Knowing which of the four blood groups you are in is important in certain professions, when travelling and if you ever require a blood transfusion. A simple test will help to identify your blood type.
There are four basic groups of blood types - A, B, AB and O. Each of these will be either positive or negative.
If you require a blood transfusion your clinicians will need to know which of these groups you are. Having that information is useful for travellers and some professionals.
We pride ourselves on our clinical excellence, you'll be looked after by an experienced multi-disciplinary care team.
Our patients are at the heart of what we do and we want you to be in control of your care.
All of our nurses are of the highest standard and benefit from working in our modern, well-equipped hospitals.
You will have a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.
We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.
We've tried to make your experience with us as easy and relaxed as possible.
For more information on visiting hours, what to pack if you're staying with us, parking and all those other important practicalities, please visit our patient information pages.
Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.
A nurse will take a sample of blood from a vein in your arm.
The process will only take a minute or two and you'll be able to leave immediately. Some people do faint or feel as though they might faint during or straight after the test. If that affects you, our caring and dedicated staff will ensure you are alright before you leave.
The test results will be sent to your Spire consultant or NHS GP or consultant.
We are committed to delivering excellent individual care and customer service across our network of hospitals, clinics and specialist care centres around the UK. Our dedicated and highly trained team aim to achieve consistently excellent results. For us it's more than just treating patients, it's about looking after people.
The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.
Spire Washington Hospital is situated in a quiet residential area surrounded by beautiful woodland, which creates a relaxing atmosphere for both patients and visitors. The hospital is easily accessed from the A1(M) and A19, close to Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland.
Main Switchboard: 0191 415 1272
Self-pay treatment enquiries: 0191 418 8687
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Washington Hospital.