Diagnostic Haematology 

The diagnostic haematology clinics are designed to allow GPs and other clinicians to refer patients for investigation of a potential haematological disorder (NOT bleeding and thrombosis which is seen in a seperate clinic).  This includes abnormalities in their full blood count or for a suspected haematological cancer where we aim to see referrals within 2 weeks.  We perform comprehensive blood testing including blood film examination, immunophenotyping and molecular testing. Bone marrow and lymph node biopsy can be rapidly arranged and relevant diagnostic imaging (ultrasound, CT, CT-PET and MRI) booked.

Conditions treated

  • Anaemia
  • Polycythemia
  • Neutropenia
  • Lymphocytosis
  • thrombocytopenia (new)
  • persistent thrombocytosis
  • Suspected haematological cancers

Patient support services

Patients diagnosed with a haematological malignancy are supported by a clinical nurse specialist and transferred internally to a specialist clinic. There is also a Macmillan Advice Centre within the Outpatient Building providing support and advice on cancer-related conditions to patients and relatives.

Patient aftercare

Patient aftercare is dependent on nature of the condition. Some patients will be discharged with an opinion and may be suitable to be managed in the community by their GP.  Some will require ongoing hospital visits, and in this case are generally moved to a specialist haematology clinic.

 

Dr Sajir Mohamedbhai Diagnostic Haematology, Hodgkin lymphoma

 Contact details

Diagnostic Haematology
University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
Huntley Street
London
WC1E 6AG
 
Outpatient Clinics – 4th Floor
Haematology day care - 4th floor
Blood tests/phlebotomy - lower ground floor

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 7359 (Mon- Fri, 9am - 5pm)

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 9456

Other information
Outside of the office hours (listed above) and for urgent medical advice related to the haematological disorder under investigation, patients may call the haematology ward : 07852 220 900.

Service manager - General Manager – Tom Connolly, Assistant General Manager – Liz Chamberlain
Email: tomconnolly@nhs.net / Elizabeth.chamberlain4@nhs.net