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Haematology Service

  • Haematology is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the blood and blood-forming organs
  • Such disorders may involve the:
    • components of blood (cells and plasma)
    • coagulation (blood clotting)
    • blood cell formation
    • haemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein on red blood cells) synthesis
  • To help in the diagnosis of blood disorders, you will probably have to have blood samples taken for analysis in the laboratory
  • These may include:
    • FBC (Full Blood Count)
      gives information on the number of cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets) in your blood
    • ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate)
      a screening test that may give an indication of inflammatory disease or abnormal protein levels
    • INR (International Normalised Ratio)
      monitors your clotting function when on warfarin (anticoagulant/anticlotting) therapy
    • Coagulation/Clotting Screen
      a group of tests to check coagulation or clotting function
  •  Doctors who specialise in haematology are called haematologists

Procedures / treatments

  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Red cell transfusion
  • Iron infusion
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Chemotherapy
  • Venesection



Haematology Service

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