Haematology & Transfusion Science

My Lab: One unified department

Deputy Quality Manager Richard Lovie gives a guided tour of the laboratories at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Introduction of a new in-house mass spectronomy assay

Working in a laboratory often involves implementing a new method to improve the service, writes Specialist Biochemistry Team Manager Madihah Abbas.

My Lab: haematology and blood transfusion

John McNulty, Senior Biomedical Scientist, gives a guided tour of the pathology department St Helens and Knowsley Hospital NHS Trust.

My Lab: Comprehensive cancer centre

Biomedical Scientist Team Manager Tahmina Hussain gives a guided tour of her laboratory at The Christie Pathology Partnership in Manchester.

Medical eponyms pt 3: Guido Fanconi

This is the third of a series of selected short biographies of persons whose names are directly used for diseases, conditions, syndromes or tests familiar to those working in clinical pathology laboratories.
 

Vitamin K deficiency: a case study

Alison Hadfield, a Healthcare Science Section Leader in core haematology from the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, presents a vitamin K-deficiency patient case study.

Emergency morphology

Professor Barbara J Bain covers some of the circumstances when blood films are vital.

External quality assesment in a pandemic

What impact has the lockdown had on UK NEQAS and the services it provides? Barbara De la Salle, Director of UK NEQAS Haematology, and colleagues explain.

Drive-through phlebotomy

Laboratory Manager Richard Wardle outlines the introduction of a drive-through phlebotomy service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Glucose-sensing neurons regulate blood sugar

Low blood sugar levels, known as hypoglycaemia, can be a life-threatening situation, especially for people with type 1 diabetes who rely on intensive insulin therapy to prevent blood sugar from going too high.

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