Blood Laboratory Services in Navi Mumbai

Haematology Laboratory

Haematology deals with diagnosing and treating patients with disorders of the blood and bone marrow. While a major part of the management of these patients is spent in clinical care departments, diagnostic laboratories play an indispensable role in the whole process.

Haematology is the subspecialty under the Department of Internal Medical at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai. It involves the diagnosis and treatment of a diverse range of benign and malignant disorders of the blood cells, platelets, and the coagulation system, both in adult and paediatric patients.

Our haematologists are highly qualified in their field and care for such patients in our hospital wards as well as on an outpatient basis. Sometimes, these patients require chemotherapy for serious conditions such as lymphoma, leukemia, or myeloma. In such situations, the haematologists collaborate with experts from other departments, such as those from the Department of Radiology and the Centre for Cancer. They also work closely with the other medical professionals within their own department, such as pharmacists, specialist nurses, and allied staff. This helps to manage the patient in an optimal way.

Our Haematology Laboratory supports haematologists by providing them with basic and advanced testing services on samples like whole blood, urine, serum, cerebrospinal fluids, etc. Our services are available round-the-clock, seven days a week. Advanced diagnostic tests like electrophoresis-based tests and flow cytometry are also available.

Our services include

  • Basic haematology testing such as complete blood count, smear morphology, blood differential counts, and bone marrow staining.
  • Routine blood coagulation testing, including bleeding time, clotting time, prothrombin time, etc.
  • Advanced haematological testing techniques, including flow cytometry for leukemias, lymphomas, plasma cell neoplasms, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, systemic mastocytosis, and other diseases.
  • Advanced coagulation testing includes coagulation factor and inhibitor studies, hypercoagulability studies, platelet antibody and aggregation, ristocetin titration, and antiphospholipid antibody testing, among others.
  • Haemoglobin electrophoresis
  • Body fluid analysis, urinalysis, and cell counts.

Our haematologists carry out a wide range of laboratory investigations to produce results that assist the doctors who ordered them to diagnose and treat diseases. This supports a lot of other departments of the hospital, including the Critical Care Department, operation theatres, and the Centre for Cancer. For example, when a blood sample sent during a general surgery is sent to the haematology laboratory for testing, the results help the surgeon diagnose any abnormalities. Suppose, if the symptoms of a patient point towards leukemia, they can send their blood sample for haematological examination, and the reports can help them confirm or exclude the diagnosis and decide the next step of management. The diagnosis can be done within a matter of a few hours, as in some emergency cases, the treatment needs to be started immediately.