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Haematology and Blood Transfusion

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.

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 ā€“ Dr Toyin Lythe)

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

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

Haematology and Blood Transfusion

Haematology Consultant
Haematology Consultant
Locum Consultant Haematologist
Support Nurse
Consultant
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Locum Consultant Haematologist

Referral Process

GP referral by E-RS only.

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

Useful Contacts

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