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Haematology

The Haematology department, including Blood Transfusion and Immunology, provides a high quality diagnostic service and is committed to achieving and maintaining the highest possible standards, delivering a 24 hour, 7 day per week comprehensive consultative and diagnostic service throughout the Trust and beyond. The Blood Transfusion department provides blood products for use in clinical emergencies and routine procedures.  Haematology and Blood Transfusion Departments operate on both the York and Scarborough sites. Immunology is based solely at the York site.

Contacts for the Haematology Service:

For general result and specimen enquiries, clinical advice and key contact details for the Haematology service: Click Here

Test Repertoire

We have a comprehensive repertoire of tests available and we can also arrange for specimens to be sent to other laboratories for measurements not performed at our York or Scarborough sites.

It is imperative that ALL patient requests have appropriate Clinical Details recorded because secondary laboratory tests may be generated on the basis of laboratory results and this information.

Haematology test information is available here: Click Here

Haematology referral laboratories include: Click Here

Urgent Requests

Urgent Requests must be telephoned to alert the laboratory staff of their arrival. The request form must be clearly marked URGENT. Results will not be telephoned without prior verbal notification and may be treated as routine.

York: (01904 72) 6802 or BMS available on bleep 842 out of hours

Scarborough: (01723 34) 2350 or BMS available through hospital switchboard '0' out of hours

Add on Tests (requesting further tests on samples already received in the laboratory)

For information: Click Here

Frequency of assays

Most assays are performed daily but there are some assays performed less frequently dependant on numbers, clinical need and cost. Some samples are sent away to other laboratories for testing.

Turnaround Times

Turnaround times are calculated from the time of receipt in the laboratory to the time when the report is available to the user in an electronic format. Times quoted are calculated on the turnaround times of 95% of requests.

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These infections are highly contagious, so we urge people to stay away unless their visit is absolutely essential to help reduce the spread of infection within our hospitals.

Hospitals are full of sick people, many of them frail and elderly, so bringing germs into a hospital is the worst thing you can do.  We have an active programme of infection prevention but we can’t spot visitors who really shouldn’t be here.  Please stay at home if you’re unwell to help aid the wellbeing and recovery of our patients.