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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