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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

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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April 6, 2021

Croydon Health Services CEO opens refurbished SWLP laboratories

On Friday 26 March, the South West London Pathology (SWLP) laboratories at Croydon University Hospital were delighted to welcome Trust Chief Executive Matthew Kershaw to open the newly refurbished laboratories.

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March 15, 2021

Blood Transfusion now live with new Laboratory Information Management System

Blood Transfusion at SWLP sites is now live with a new Laboratory Information Management System.

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March 2, 2021

Blood Transfusion service to go live with new Laboratory Information Management System

South West London Pathology (SWLP) is replacing its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). The new LIMS system is Winpath Enterprise from industry-leader Clinisys.

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