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Clinical Haematology

Our Haematology service provides a comprehensive screening and diagnostic service using a range of state-of-the art technologies and manual laboratory procedures for the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with disorders of the blood and bone marrow, such as: sickle cell disease, anaemia, leukaemia and related blood cancers, clotting disorders and bleeding problems such as haemophilia.

Haematology has laboratories at both Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals offering routine tests 24/7, including: Full blood counts (FBC), Reticulocyte Count and Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR).

The Haematology laboratories also perform:

  • Blood Film Examination
  • Clotting Screens
  • D-Dimers
  • International Normalised Ratio (INR)
  • Infectious Mononucleosis (I.M) / Paul Bunnell (PB) test

Haematology is accredited at Ipswich by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) to BS EN ISO15189:2012. Accreditation number 9332.

Ipswich

Haematology phlebotomy and BT handbook v8.1

Colchester

https://esneftpathology.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Haem-BT-phlebotomy-user-guide-Colchester-Hospital-v1.2.pdf

Test Information

Rare and inherited disease request forms.

Clinicians may send genetic material for storage to the genomics hub and later request tests.

All requests should be made using the rare & inherited diseases request form.  Found on the link below.

With immediate effect, 25/10/2022 all test orders on stored samples should be submitted using an East GLH Rare Disease Test order form.

East GLH will no longer accept email requests for the activation of tests on stored samples.

The web links for the East GLH Test Order form webpages are included below.

Rare disease tests – non WGS | East Genomics

Please send completed forms by email directly to the genomics laboratory using:  geneticslaboratories@nhs.net

 

 

Latest news

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Tue Aug 2022

Microbiology Sample Collection Update

From 1st September Hologic Aptima collection tubes for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea no longer accepted. Replaced by Roche 6800 sample collection containers available to order from consumables store. Please follow the link for all details.   https://esneftpathology.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/ESNEFT-Microbiology-Service-Improvement-2022.8.1-1.docx

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Tue May 2022

Sample and request form labelling

Blood Sciences and Microbiology Standards for labelling.

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Thu May 2022

Microbiology Service improvement

Important Chlamydia and Gonorrhea sample collection is changing. GO LIVE DATE 23rd  May 2022

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Thu May 2022

New Blood Sciences Combined Form For Colchester

From Monday 16th May 2022 the current separate blood sciences request forms will be replaced by a combined form.   The current form will still be accepted until stock runs out. For any questions please contact esneft.pathologycustomerservicedesk@nhs.net

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