Haematology is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs. Such disorders may involve the:
- components of blood (cells and plasma)
- coagulation process (blood clotting)
- blood cell formation (bone marrow)
- production of haemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells)
- lymph nodes
To help in the diagnosis of blood disorders you will need to be interviewed and examined by a doctor and then will probably need to have blood samples taken for analysis in the laboratory. You may also need to have x-rays, bone marrow sample or a tissue biopsy.
The results will be assessed, discussed with you by a specialist and a treatment plan developed.
Some of the blood tests you may require include:
- FBC (Full Blood Count): gives information on the number of cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets) in the blood
- Coagulation/Clotting Screen: a group of tests to check coagulation or clotting function
Middlemore Haematology Services Hours:
Outpatient Clinics: 08:30 am to 4:30 pm weekdays
Day Stay: 08:00 am to 4:30 pm weekdays
Directions to the Haematology Day Ward & Clinic:
From the train station entrance, straight ahead, right into the "Rainbow Corridor". Turn left into the Edmund Hillary Building. Level 1, straight through the double doors. Check in at Reception on the left.
From the main entrance the Edmund Hillary Block entrance is just past the shops (on the right).
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