Phlebotomy Information

Phlebotomy and Blood Processing services for clinical investigation at UVA

Phlebotomy (blood drawing)

Phlebotomy services are available on a fee-for-service basis through the Medical Center Clinical Laboratory at the following sites:  Primary Care Center 1st Floor, Medical Lab West Complex 1st Floor Room 1206, 415 Fontaine 2nd Floor, and Northridge 1st Floor.  The phlebotomists will collect specimens but will not accept responsibility for specimen processing or transport unless the specimen is being sent to the Medical Center Clinical Laboratory.  The cost of this service should be included in the planning of the study budget.  Phlebotomy services are also available through the GCRC for protocols that have been approved for support by the GCRC.  Investigators who choose to do their own phlebotomy in non-patient care areas must register with the Institutional Biosafety Committee.

Contact Information

 To arrange phlebotomy services and to schedule appointments, contact Panwichit Tongvichit
(, Cell Pager: (434)760-1483, PIC #1792

To arrange billing for non-UVA patients (normal volunteers), contact Boh Patterson
(, Phone:434-924-5691

To arrange billing for for UVA patients on clinical trials, contact Kathy Richardson
(, Phone: 434-982-4383

Specimen Handling, Storage and Shipping

Specimens that require special handling or will be sent to laboratories other than the Medical Center Clinical Laboratory can be processed in the Biorepository and Tissue Research Facility (BTRF).  This service is provided on a fee-for-service basis. Investigators wishing to use this service should contact the Biorepository Manager, Craig Rumpel [E-mail:   Phone: (434)982-6453] to determine the cost of the anticipated service and to make arrangements for accessing this service. In some instances the BTRF may be able to arrange for sample pick-up.  Investigators who choose to process and ship their own specimens must register with the Institutional Biosafety Committee.