The Haematology laboratory is equipped with the latest instruments that combine optical light scatter and impedance technologies. The blood counts are done by two automated cell counters which give 5 part differential counts and 18 parameter readings. These are monitored by strict internal and external quality control programmes.
Peripheral Blood and Bone Marrow Examination is carried out for diagnosis, monitoring disease response to therapy, and follow – up for haematological malignancies like Leukemias, Lymphomas, Multiple Myeloma, etc. The peripheral blood and marrow slides are interpreted by expert hematopathologists. These are aided by special tests like cytochemistry and Flow Cytometry and Cytogenetic analysis (outsourced to NABL accredited laboratories).
Coagulation tests are carried out with control runs on an automated four channel coagulometer. These tests are mandatory for leukemia diagnosis and for post-chemotherapy follow-up of the leukemia patients and those with other malignancies.
The department works closely with the medical staff and other health care professionals to provide a high quality service to patients and their families in an effort to improve the treatment of, and knowledge about, haematological cancers by participating in ethically approved clinical trials and other studies.