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