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Haematology and Blood Transfusion

Introduction

Haematology and Blood Transfusion, located in the Pathology block of the hospital, offers a high-quality analytical service to clinicians based at the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital and in the surrounding area. The laboratory is fully CPA accredited, and offers clinical guidance and advice. For a list of investigations offered by the department, please visit the Tests Repertoire pages.

Opening Hours:
9.00 to 17.30 – Outside these hours, for urgent requests, please contact the Out of hours BMS on bleep 553.

Referral Process

GP referral by E-RS only.

GP guidance/advice by telephone or letter faxed to Haematology Secretary.

Procedures Provided

The department provides its users with a huge range of tests. The most common include:

  • Full Blood Counts (FBC)
  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
  • Sickle screening
  • Glandular Fever screening
  • Malarial parasite screening
  • Blood Film reviews
  • Routine clotting screens
  • INR (warfarin monitoring)
  • APTT ratios (heparin monitoring)
  • Haemostatic investigations e.g. thrombophilia screens, factor assays. (by arrangement)
  • Haemoglobin electrophoresis
  • Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) assays
  • Special Haematology assays e.g pyruvate kinase, oxygen dissocation assays (by arrangement)
  • Cytogenetic investigations of haematological abnormalities including leukaemia and lymphoma (by arrangement)
  • Flow cytometry and cytochemisty for the identification of haematological abnormalities including leukaemia and lymphoma (by arrangement)
  • Lymphocyte subset counts (CD4, CD8 counts) (by arrangement)
  • Blood grouping, antibody screening and cross-matching of blood

Clinics

  • General Haematology (new and follow-up)
  • 2 week wait cancer clinic (including Choose and Book)
  • Joint Oncology Clinic (lymphoma/myeloma) with Professor P Hoskin
  • Bone marrow biopsy clinic
  • Anticoagulant
  • Thrombosis Clinic
  • Haemostasis
  • Obstetric Haematology
  • Paediatric Haematology (shared with Consultant Paediatrician – Dr Toyin Lythe)

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

Haematology and Blood Transfusion

Dr M Ghebeh Locum Consultant Haematologist
Dr B Roomallah Locum Consultant Haematologist
Dr Manmit Kaur Consultant
Ellen Godfrey Support Nurse
Dr Ching-Wai Cheung Haematology Consultant
Dr Harsarn Flora Haematology Consultant
Prisca Mundopa Clinical Nurse Specialist

Useful Contacts

Chief BMS, Transfusion: Charlotte Alford
01582 49217, Fax - 01582 497388
Clinical Director Dr Danielle Freedman
[email protected]
Out of Hours Bleep 553
Results Enquiries: 01582 497218
General Manager Kevin Nulty
01582 497219
[email protected]
Outpatients booking department: 01582 561385
Chief BMS, Haematology: Susana Das Neves
01582 718770
Switchboard 01582 491166
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