Blood Collection Labs

At the University of Vermont Medical Center blood collection labs, our nationally certified phlebotomists draw blood in a professional and caring manner for a variety of tests.

Appointments may be necessary depending on location. Please check the hours and locations tab for walk-in versus appointment only locations. 

For our walk-in locations, patients are usually seen in the order in which they arrive; patients who need immediate testing, timed tests, or patients with special needs may be seen first. 

If you would like to review a list of lab tests that require an appointment or need to be collected at a particular lab location, download Special Test Considerations.

When you arrive at your lab location, please stop in at the patient registration area before proceeding to the laboratory.

Blood Test and Fasting

How long do I have to fast for before a blood test?

  • If a fasting blood test is ordered, you should not have anything to eat or drink (except water) for at least eight hours. This usually involves an overnight fast.
  • You should continue to take any prescription medications unless your physician directed you not to take them.
  • Smoking and exercise may affect your results as well, so you should refrain from these activities as much as possible during this time.

If you have any concerns about refraining from food for this period of time, talk to your physician.

Lab Testing Results

For your security, the UVM Medical Center Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine does not currently release test results to patients. You must contact your physician for laboratory test results or sign up for MyChart. If you have questions about lab testing, please contact The UVM Medical Center Laboratory Customer Service by sending an e-mail to LabMarketingatuvmhealth [dot] org or by phone at 802-847-5121 or 800-991-2799.

All our sample collection technicians (phlebotomists) are nationally certified. 

Laboratory Licensure and Accreditations

These documents can be found on The University of Vermont Medical Center Laboratory Test Catalog.

UVM Medical Center Sample Collection Center Hours

Walk-in Sites:


Exterior photo of the UVM Medical Center entrance.

Laboratory Services - Main Campus

 (802) 847-5905

111 Colchester Avenue
Main Campus, East Pavilion, Level 2
Burlington, VT 05401-1473

Sunday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Parking is available and free for the first hour. 


Exterior photo of the 1 South Prospect building.

Laboratory Services - 1 South Prospect Street

 (802) 847-5905

1 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Free parking is available. 


By Appointment

Appointments can be scheduled by calling (802) 847-8864 between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. New Online Scheduling: You may now schedule select blood draw appointments online through your MyChart account. Don't have a MyChart account? Sign up now.

Exterior building photo of UVM Medical Center's Fanny Allen Campus.

Laboratory Services - Fanny Allen Campus (Apt. only)

 (802) 847-5905

792 College Parkway
Fanny Allen Campus - Medical Office Building
Colchester, VT 05446

Monday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Free parking is available. 


Off-Hours Blood Drawing

Routine blood drawing is available during the hours listed above. If your doctor has instructed you to get your blood drawn urgently, or if the testing required is a timed draw not within routine lab hours, please visit The UVM Medical Center's Main Campus in Burlington. Please stop by Registration, Main Pavilion, Level 3 (street level) before proceeding to the laboratory, and a phlebotomist will be paged.

Please note:
Wait times do not include registration

Average Wait Time: 25-30 minutes

Peak Hours: 10 am-1 pm
Typical wait time can be 45-60 minutes

Registration Instructions:

  • Located in the back of the waiting area.
  • For blood collections, take a ticket from the red dispenser to the right and have a seat.
  • For specimen pick-ups or drop offs, please ring the doorbell to the left. Do not take a ticket.
UVMMC Phlebotomy Blood Drawing Entrance
UVM Medical Center, Main Campus - Phlebotomy Blood Drawing Entrance
UVMMC ACC Registration
UVM Medical Center, Main Campus Registration


Average Wait Time: 25-30 Minutes

Peak Hours 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Typical wait time can be 45-60 minutes

Registration Instructions:

  • Located to your immediate left when you first walk in through the double doors.
  • For blood collections, please wait in line to be registered
  • For specimen pick-ups or drop offs, do not register. Proceed to the Phlebotomy waiting area. Ring the doorbell on the left-hand side of the doorway.
UVMMC UHC Registration Interior
UVMMC 1 South Prospect Street Registration Office
UVMMC UHC Collection Office
UVMMC 1 South Prospect Street Collection Office


The Fanny Allen location is by appointment only. To schedule please call 802 847-8864.

Registration Instructions:

  • Located directly across from the waiting room entrance. 
  • Registration can only register you 5 minutes prior to your appointment taking place. 
  • For specimen pick-ups or drop offs, do not register. Ring the doorbell located to the left of the registration sign. 
UVMMC MOB Collection Site Entrance
UVMMC Fanny Allen Campus Collection Site Entrance
UVMMC MOB Registration Desks
UVMMC Fanny Allen Campus Registration Desks