Haematology & Transfusion Science

Blood test for pregnant women

A new blood test to check for the potentially life-threatening condition pre-eclampsia will be available to women in England.

Blood test for rare cancer proteins

A new blood test developed at the Johns Hopkins University can identify individual molecules in human blood samples with minimal detection errors. 

Blood cell production insights

A healthy adult makes about two million blood cells every second, and 99% of them are oxygen-carrying red blood cells. 

Blood clot discovery

Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, which could lead to the development of better treatments to help prevent and treat conditions including heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia.

Detecting atrial fibrillation

Could routine screening for atrial fibrillation be in the pipeline? Jonathan Mant is leading the programme that he hopes will be the catalyst.

Recognising pseudohypernatraemia

Biochemistry lead Dan Kelly looks at sodium citrate contamination and how to identify the condition.

Under the microscope: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Under the microscope this month: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Incident.Response.Outcome.

Dervilla Gorman and Naomi DeJager describe their roles as bronze commanders at Viapath Analytics and discuss their responses to incidents that have affected pathology services. 

Journal-based learning exercises - February 2019

Each article’s contents should be read, researched and understood, and you should then come to a decision on each question. The pass mark is 17 out of 20 questions answered correctly. JBL exercises may be completed at any time until the published deadline date. Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at: www.ibms.org/cpd/jbl

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How to… ensure effective blood stock management

Clare Denison and Fatts Chowdhury outline the Blood Stocks Management Scheme and explain how it can reduce wastage and save money.

Laboratory diagnostic test enters clinical practice

A blood test that improves the management pre-eclampsia has been introduced into routine practice, write Laboratory Manager Tim James and Consultant Obstetrician Manu Vatish.

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