A discipline of laboratory medicine that encompasses several sub-disciplines e.g.

  • General hematology
  • Coagulation studies
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Flow cytometry studies

The hematology department headed by pathologists offers testing including but not limited to complete blood count (hemogram), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), peripheral blood film examination for neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions, fluid cell counts, prothrombin time (PT/ INR) for suspected bleeding disorders or to evaluate response to warfarin therapy, activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), blood grouping (ABO & Rhesus D), direct Coombs test (DCT), indirect Coombs test (ICT), bone marrow examination, testing for malaria, sickling test etc.

The department supports oncology / hematology services through