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Haematology

Our Haematology service is involved in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with disorders of the blood and bone marrow, such as: sickle cell disease, anaemia, leukaemia and related blood cancers, clotting disorders and bleeding problems such as haemophilia.

Our state of the art technology in Haematology enables measurement of :

  • Full blood counts
  • Reticulocyte Count
  • Monocyte distribution widths (MDW) for the identification of sepsis

Other routine investigations include:

  • Blood Film Examination
  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
  • Infectious Mononucleosis (I.M) also known as a Paul Bunnell (PB)  test

Specialist haematology

Haemostasis

Our haemostasis serviceoffers a comprehensive service for the diagnosis and management of haemophilia and thrombophilia. Routine testing includes:

  • Clotting Screen
  • D-Dimers
  • International Normalised Ratio (INR)

More specialised factor assays including those for the monitoring of various anticoagulant therapies.

Haemoglobinopathy screening and investigations

The Haemoglobinopathy service focuses on the identification of disorders of haemoglobin production such as sickle cell disease, thalassaemia and other haemoglobin variants.

Cell markers/immunophenotyping

We can test for cell markers using blood samples and bone marrow tests to distinguish between different cell types. We offer flow cytometry, which tests blood samples for cancerous cells and a wide range of non-malignant haematological conditions.

Latest news

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June 2, 2021

A new study shows that previous Covid-19 infection protects against reinfection even without antibodies

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May 10, 2021

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April 6, 2021

SWLP says a sad farewell to virologist Dr David Carrington

The end of March marked the retirement of St George’s Hospital Virologist Dr David Carrington.

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