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Haematology

Cellular Pathology

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 routine tests include:

  • Full blood counts (FBC)
  • Reticulocyte Count
  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
  • Blood Film Examination
  • Clotting Screen
  • D-Dimers
  • International Normalised Ratio (INR)
  • Infectious Mononucleosis (I.M) also known as a Paul Bunnell (PB)  test

Our specialist haematology services include:

Haemostasis

  • Investigating abnormal bleeding and initiating and monitoring anticoagulant therapy
  • We are part of a regional service for diagnosis and management of haemophilia and thrombophilia

Haemoglobinopathy screening and investigations

Identification of disorders of haemoglobin production such as sickle cell disease, thalassaemia and many 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 at the hub lab.

Leukaemia diagnosis

We provide services for diagnosis of leukaemia, lymphoma and immune monitoring using specialist tests.

Aplastic anaemia and bone marrow failure syndromes

  • We provide a wide range of diagnostic services for these    conditions.
  • We also provide specialist bone marrow examinations to help diagnose haematology disorders.

Latest news

November 4, 2022

Immunology services at St George’s and Epsom and St Helier Hospitals merging

Immunology services at St George’s and Epsom and St Helier Hospitals are merging into one service, which will be located at St George’s Hospital. This is taking place during October and November. 

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October 17, 2022

Microbiology services at SWLP live with a new Laboratory Information Management System

Microbiology at SWLP successfully went live with the new system on Monday 10 October. This marks a significant achievement for teams within SWLP and across the four trusts who have worked extremely hard to make this happen.

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July 1, 2022

Refurbished Immunology and ED laboratories at St George’s Hospital get official opening

This week, the newly refurbished Immunology and Emergency Department (ED) laboratories at St George’s Hospital were officially opened by Trust Managing Director Kate Slemeck and Chief Operating Officer Anne Brierley. A ribbon cutting was held at each laboratory and Kate and Anne were given a tour around the refurbished spaces by laboratory staff. The Immunology […]

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June 24, 2022

HIV service at Croydon Hospital wins ‘Top Global Winner’ at the UNIVANTS awards

This week, it was announced that work to improve HIV outcomes at Croydon Hospital was awarded ‘Top Global Winner’ at the UNIVANTS 2021 awards. The work focused on the introduction of ‘opt-out’ HIV testing in the Emergency Department at Croydon Hospital, with a sustained rate of 97% over 18 months, setting an international gold standard. […]

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