Hematology offers an exhaustive menu of investigations. Routine blood counts are done by top of the line equipment such as LH 750 from Beckman Coulter and Sysmex XE-2100 Blood Cell Analysers which give multiple parameters for each blood cell in every sample within a minute. The equipments generate interpretative data, along with flags or signals for abnormalities of red cells, white cells and platelets. All such 'flagged' samples are reviewed by the hematologist and a descriptive report with advice is issued to the patient.
Clinical Haematology is a branch of medicine dealing with diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders and blood cancers. Leukemia, Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma are the type of blood cancers treated by Haematologists. The specialists also treat disorders associated with low hemoglobin and various types of anaemia including thalassemia and sickle cell anaemia. Bleeding disroders such as haemophilia and other rare diseases are also treated by these specialists. The department also does stem cell transplantation for leukemias, lymphoma and myelomas. Patients who have an abnormality in their CBC report, for instance patients with low/ high Haemoglobin (Hb) value, WBC counts or platelet counts should immediately consult a haematologist.
- Aplastic anaemia
- Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
- Sickle cell disease
Ablation Therapy – A minimally invasive procedure used to destroy abnormal tissue that can be present in many conditions. An ablation procedure might be used to destroy (ablate) a small amount of heart tissue that's causing abnormal heart rhythms or to treat tumors in the lung, breast, thyroid, liver or other areas of the body.
Blood and bone marrow stem cell donation - There are two broad types of stem cells: embryonic and bone marrow stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are studied in therapeutic cloning and other types of research. Bone marrow stem cells are formed and mature in the bone marrow and are then released into the bloodstream. This type of stem cell is used in the treatment of cancers.
Blood Transfusion - A blood transfusion is a routine medical procedure in which donated blood is provided to you through a narrow tube placed within a vein in your arm.
Bone Marrow Transplant - A bone marrow transplant is a procedure that infuses healthy blood-forming stem cells into your body to replace your damaged or diseased bone marrow. A bone marrow transplant is also called a stem cell transplant.
Cancer treatment – This treatment uses surgery, radiation, medications and other therapies to cure cancer or stop the advancement of cancer.
Heparin induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) Test - This is a Particle Gel Immuno Assay which reveals detectable antibodies against the heparin and Platelet Factor 4 (PF4) complex.