The Haematology Department consists of two laboratories, one at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and one at Bassetlaw Hospital. All staff work in the laboratories using expensive automated testing machinery, computers and microscopes to provide patients and doctors with thousands of test results a year.

Haematology is the study of cells found in blood and associated subjects such as:

  • Coagulation (the bloods ability to clot)
  • Haematinics (vitamin and iron tests)

All our samples have a chemical that stops the blood clotting in the bottle so we can study the live blood cells and their character in detail.  We provide a 24­-hour service to doctors within the hospitals and a routine service for doctors in the community.

The type of work we do in the laboratory includes:

  • ­ routine full blood counts (white cells, red cells, platelets and haemoglobin) used to test for anaemia
  • ­ microscope work
  • ­ abnormal haemoglobins: eg sickle cell anaemia
  • ­ blood­-born parasites, eg Malaria
  • ­ tests for vitamins and iron
  • ­ coagulation tests: Haemophillia, bruising and bleeding problems
  • ­ guidance to patients on drug dosage for anticoagulants, eg Warfarin (blood-­thinning drugs)

Our experienced and professionally­ qualified staff provide guidance and interpretation of these test results together with haematology clinics of various sorts to follow up investigations.

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