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Haematology Service Improvement


Haemoglobinopathy Screens now include a Full Blood Count


As part of service improvements and to reduce the number of samples taken from patients and the number of request forms generated the following change has been made to Sickle/thalassaemia screens:

  • Sickle Cell requests (Haemoglobinopathy screens) will now include a Full Blood Count automatically, these will be processed from a single EDTA (purple top) sample tube.
  • There is no need to request a separate full blood count or send 2 EDTA samples.

The service code on CWS/PAS has not changed but now includes a FBC.

Any queries please contact the haematology laboratory on 0161 276 4030.