Blood tests for infants and young children

Most young children require special care during blood collection.

Melbourne Pathology has a number of collectors who are specifically skilled to perform this procedure. We also prefer to have two staff present for these collections. In order to ensure that suitable staffing is available when you attend with your child, please phone ahead to one of the clinical centres listed in the link below.

Please note that not all of these centres have suitable staff at all times.

Child and infant blood test collection centres

The brochure below provides information and helpful hints about blood tests for children.

When your child needs a blood test