Hematology

hematology

Hematology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to the blood. Hematology includes the study of etiology. In this department, we are testing diseases that affect the production of blood and its components, such as blood cells, hemoglobin, blood proteins, bone marrow, platelets, blood vessels, spleen, and the mechanism of coagulation. The laboratory work that goes into the study of blood is frequently performed by a medical technologist and pathologist.

There are various disorders that people are affected by. A few of these different types of blood conditions that are looked at include anemia, hemophilia, general blood clots, bleeding disorders, etc. As for related blood cancers such as leukemia, myeloma, and lymphoma, these are more serious cases that need to be diagnosed by consultant pathologist.

Tests performed

PERIPHERAL SMEAR
OSMOTIC FRAGILITY TEST
CBC
TLC
DLC
HEMOGLOBIN- HB
RBC TOTAL RED BLOOD CELL COUNT
PCV/HCT
ABSOLUTE LYMPHOCYTES COUNT
ABSOLUTE EOSINOPHILS COUNT
PLATELETS COUNT
MEAN CELL VOLUME
MEAN CELL HAEMOGLOBIN
MEAN CELL HAEMOGLOBIN CONCENTRATION
PBF/ PBS
ESR ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATE (WESTERGREN)
ERYTHROCYTE OSMOTIC FRAGILITY TEST
RETICULOCYTES  COUNT
HEINZ BODY STUDY
G6PD
BLOOD GROUPING RH TYPE
COOMBS TEST(DIRECT)
COOMBS TEST INDIRECT (ANTI-D TITER)
BT (BLEEDING TIME)
CT (CLOTTING TIME)
PT- PROTHROMBIN TIME
APTT
FIBRINOGEN ESTIMATION
D-DIMER
FDP
MICROFILARIA ANTIGEN
ALDEHYDE TEST
FETAL HEAMOGLOBIN (HB.F)