Haematology

The Haematology department within Clinical Pathology provides a comprehensive service to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and GP surgeries in the surrounding area from which samples are collected by transport services organised by the laboratory.

We offer a wide range of tests, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The laboratory is accredited by Clinical Pathology Accreditation UK Ltd.

What is Haematology?

Haematology is the division of Pathology which studies blood cells. Blood tests performed in this department provide information about the type, number and appearance of cells in the blood. The tests performed aid the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions which may include:

  • anaemia
  • leukaemia
  • haemoglobinopathy
  • haematological malignancies
  • monitoring a patient’s response to chemotherapy
  • monitoring anticoagulant therapy e.g.Warfarin

The department works closely with the Haematology Consultant staff who provide a number of out patient clinics as well offering clinical support to the laboratory.

What happens to your sample?

When a sample is received into the department all details are checked to ensure the sample is labelled correctly and that the corresponding request form contains the tests required by the Doctor. The sample is then given a unique barcode number and the sample is then sent to the appropriate section of the department for testing.

Due to the high number of specimens received every day, automated equipment is used to ensure the work is processed safely and efficiently. Results are then sent electronically to the requesting clinician after they have been authorised by a qualified Biomedical Scientist.

Call us on 0191 482 0000

In emergencies dial 999 / Non-emergencies dial 111

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