The Haematology Department provides a diagnostic and analytical service comprising:
Haematology LaboratoryProvides a full range of Haematology and Coagulation blood tests for in-patients and Out-patients. Haemoglobinopathy screening for in-patients and Out-patients (predominantly Antenatal patients) and Anticoagulant monitoring of Out-patients.
It provides blood transfusion compatibility testing and issue of blood products mainly for in-patients but also for patients transfused at Community sites. Also a range of diagnostic tests for in-patients and Out-patients and Antenatal screening.
Clinical Diagnostic Services
Consultant Haematological diagnostic and treatment service is provided for in-patients and Out-patients. Haematology patients are admitted to different Medical wards and there is a dedicated Day transfusion Centre onsite. Services (and the Laboratories) are based at Basildon Hospital but patients attend a range of locations for phlebotomy; phlebotomy is regularly reviewed with a view to improving access. The Department is committed to providing a good quality service and participates in all applicable External Quality assurance schemes. All the Pathology Departments are regularly inspected by Clinical Pathology Accreditation Ltd; the Blood transfusion Laboratory is also inspected by MHRA who regulate compliance with Blood Safety & Quality legislation.
The test repertoire offered within Haematology and the tests referred to specialist Labs are listed in the Pathology Handbook (www.baspath.co.uk). Information available on the Hospital Hub at this location includes a Test Directory, News & updates, results of Laboratory turnaround time audits, Laboratory and phlebotomy opening times and locations and contacts.
Haematology Day Unit: 01268 524900 / 0845 155 3111 3141