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Haematology is the branch of medical science that deals with the study of blood and blood
disorders. It encompasses the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and disorders
affecting the blood, bone marrow, and lymphatic system.

Some key areas of study in haematology include:

1. Blood Cells: Haematology focuses on understanding the formation, function, and characteristics of
different types of blood cells, including red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes),
and platelets (thrombocytes). This includes studying their structure, development, and roles in
oxygen transport, immune response, and clotting.

2. Blood Disorders: Haematologists are specialized in diagnosing and treating various blood
disorders, such as anemia (deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin), leukemia (cancer of the
blood cells), lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system), thrombosis (blood clotting disorders), and
bleeding disorders like hemophilia.

3. Bone Marrow: The bone marrow is responsible for producing blood cells. Haematology involves
studying the bone marrow and its function, including the processes of hematopoiesis (formation of
blood cells) and the identification and treatment of disorders affecting the bone marrow, such as
aplastic anemia or myelodysplastic syndromes.

4. Transfusion Medicine: Haematologists are involved in the field of transfusion medicine, which
deals with the safe and appropriate use of blood products. They ensure proper matching and
compatibility of blood types for transfusions, manage blood banks, and address complications
related to transfusions.

5. Coagulation and Hemostasis: Haematology covers the study of coagulation (blood clotting) and
hemostasis (the body's ability to stop bleeding). This involves investigating disorders like von
Willebrand disease, hemophilia, and thrombophilia, as well as monitoring anticoagulant therapy and
managing bleeding disorders.

Haematologists are medical professionals who may work in hospitals, research laboratories, or
specialized clinics. They utilize various diagnostic tools, such as blood tests, bone marrow biopsies,
and genetic testing, to evaluate and treat blood disorders. Treatment options can include
medications, transfusions, bone marrow transplantation, and other specialized therapies depending
on the specific condition.

It's important to consult with a qualified haematologist or healthcare professional for a
comprehensive evaluation and management of any blood-related concerns or disorders.

At Ascroft Medical we offer a range of Haematology tests suited to help you and your doctors in
checking and monitoring the health of your blood. If you require a test that is not listed please contact us here.

Haematology Individual Tests:

Test AcronymTest NamePrice
ABOBlood Group£ 60.00
COOMCoombs (Direct Antiglobulin Test)£ 50.00
DDimerD-Dimer£ 60.00
ESRErythrocites Sedimentation Rate£ 25.00
FBCFull Blood Count£ 50.00
HbA1CHbA1C - Glycated Hemoglobin£ 50.00

Haematology Profiles:

Test AcronymTest NamePrice
ANPAnemia Profile£130.00
Bio3Haematology Profile£ 60.00
CLPFCoagulation Profile£ 60.00