Haematology is the science or study of blood and blood diseases. In healthcare, haematology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of patients who have disorders of the blood and bone marrow. These are wide-ranging benign and malignant disorders of your red and white blood cells, platelets and your bone marrow. Haematology patients are those with anaemia, haemophilia or clotting disorders as well as those with malignant conditions such as leukaemia, myeloma and lymphoma.Enquire Today
In healthcare, haematology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of patients who have disorders of the blood and bone marrow. These are wide-ranging benign and malignant disorders of your red and white blood cells, platelets and your bone marrow.
Haematology patients are those with anaemia, haemophilia or clotting disorders as well as those with malignant conditions such as leukaemia, myeloma and lymphoma.
Haematology is important as it is a specialist area in the diagnosis and treatment of blood problems and related structures, such as your bone marrow.
A haematologist will perform blood tests, biopsies, chemotherapy and transfusions. They take an active part in all stages of a patient’s care, from investigations to diagnosis and treatment and follow-up.
If you’ve been referred to a haematologist, your GP or hospital doctor may suspect you have a blood disease or condition such as anaemia, haemophilia, leukaemia or lymphoma. This may be due to symptoms you are showing or the result of an abnormal blood count.
The most common diseases a haematologist treats include:
Haematology symptoms will depend on the exact haematology condition you have. You should check the exact symptoms of your condition.
Some common symptoms of haematology diseases and disorders include:
A haematology test is usually performed to find out if a blood disorder is causing the symptoms you have. Haematology tests usually count your blood cells, measure enzymes and proteins in your blood, and check whether your blood is clotting the way it should.
of the most common haematology tests is the complete blood count (CBC). It evaluates your overall health and can detect a wide range of disorders, including anaemia, clotting problems, blood cancers, immune system disorders and infections.
A complete blood count test measures several elements of your blood, including:
A haematologist may also perform a bone marrow biopsy mainly to help diagnose a disease or condition involving your bone marrow or blood cells, or to determine the stage or progression of a disease.
The cost of a haematology test will depend on your suspected haematology condition, the test or tests performed, and your Ramsay hospital of choice.
You will receive a formal quotation price for your test following a consultation with one of our expert haematologists. This formal quote will be valid for 60 days.
Ramsay is recognised by all major medical insurers. Haematology tests are covered by most medical insurance policies. We advise you to obtain written authorisation from your insurance provider before your test.
We have a number of finance options if you are paying for your test yourself. These include interest-free finance with no deposit and monthly instalments at 0% interest, all-inclusive Total Care where you make a one-off payment at a pre-agreed price or pay as you go that offers a flexible funding option.
The recovery process after a haematology test should be quick.
If you have a blood test, only a small amount of blood is taken so you shouldn't feel any significant after-effects. Some people feel dizzy and faint during and after a haematology test. If this happens, we will try to make sure you are comfortable.
If you’ve had a bone marrow biopsy, you may feel some tenderness for a week afterwards. You should be able to return to your normal activities as soon as you feel up to them.
Ramsay Health Care works alongside highly skilled and qualified haematologists.
They perform and interpret haematology tests to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders and diseases. In addition, they determine the specific cause of the condition, monitor a patient’s progress while undergoing treatment and provide long-term care and management for patients who have chronic blood disorders.
Patients have easy access to our haematology services with convenient appointments.
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