The following referred tests should be requested on a Haematology request form and the Department will make arrangements to send the sample on.
The Department offers a comprehensive haemoglobinopathy screening service, however occasionally samples are referred for further analysis or confirmatory testing. Laboratory staff will refer samples if appropriate.
Unidentified haemoglobin variants
Central Middlesex Hospital
High risk alpha thalassaemia
Molecular Haematology Department
John Radcliffe Hospital
Pyruvate Kinase assays are referred to Hammersmith Hospital. Please discuss with a Consultant Haematologist prior to requesting this test.
Du Cane Road
Positive Malaria Results
When a positive malaria result is obtained we are required to refer blood films to the Malaria Reference Laboratory.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Dye Binding Test for Hereditary Spherocytosis (EMA)
Birmingham Childrens Hospital
University College Hospital London
235 Euston Road