Description

 

Hematology is a branch of medicine that studies, diagnoses, treats and prevents blood-related diseases, and has close links with different disciplines of medicine and basic sciences, including immunology, medical genetics, and molecular genetics. Due to the fact that precise cell counting speeds up the correct diagnosis, it is a necessity to perform all cell counting with the best techniques and methods possible. This is particularly true of platelet counting and determination of RBC indices. The Hematology section of The Payvand Laboratory carries out all the principles of quality control, the use of the latest and most accurate equipment, and the presence of experienced staff in a wide range of hematological experiments, serving the patients and doctors.

Important indicators of Hematology department are:

  • Establishment of quality management system in the framework of national and ISO standards (ISO 10002 + ISO 9001)
  • Equipped with the latest technology in the world and approved by the FDA for counting and detecting hematological parameters
  • The ability to report more than 30 parameters in the form of CBC testing, along with peripheral blood smear examination by experienced staff
  • Ability to evaluate and count cells in body fluids, including cerebrospinal fluid, by automatic systems
  • Preparing of the majority of section results on a daily basis and in emergency cases within 1 to 2 hours
  • Employing experienced and having at minimum, undergraduate degree staff

 

Test List

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

CBC & Body Fluids automated cell counting with Siemens ADVIA 2120i/Mindray 6800

fully automated six part diff. (FDA approved)

 

No

Analyte/Investigation

Specimen Type

Container Type /Volume

Transport /maintenance

Turnaround Time (TAT)

Performed day

1

ABO Blood Group & Rh (including Du test)

Whole blood

EDTA lavender Cap / 3mL

4-8 °c

Daily

Daily

2

Autohemolysis Test

Whole blood

EDTA lavender Cap / 3mL

4-8 °c

2 Days

Daily (except Wednesdays)

3

Automated ESR

Whole blood

Black cap (3.2% sodium citrate) / 2mL

4-8 °c

Daily

Daily

4

BCB staining for GOLF ball appearing RBC
HbH disease

Whole blood

EDTA lavender Cap / 3ml

4-8 °c

Daily

Daily

5

Body fluid analysis*

Body fluids (CSF, synovial, pleural, ascites, etc.)

Sterile Universal Container- 3-5 mL

4-8 °c

Daily

Daily

6

CBC (by fully automated cell counter)

Whole blood

EDTA lavender Cap / 3mL

4-8 °c

1 hrs

Daily

7

Cold Agglutinin**

Serum & Whole blood

Clot red cap / 3mL
EDTA lavender Cap / 3mL

4-8 °c

24 hrs

Daily

8

Coomb’s Test- Indirect

Serum

Clot red cap / 3mL

4-8 °c  (for 24 hrs) or Frozen at -20

Daily

Daily

9

Coomb's Test - Direct

Whole blood

EDTA lavender Cap / 3mL

24 °c or room temperature

Daily

Daily

10

Cytochemistry: Myeloperoxidase- (MPO) staining

Whole blood/ BM or slides

EDTA lavender Cap / 3mL
PB/BM non-fixed slides

Blood: 4-8 °c
Slides: 22-24°c

Daily

Daily

11

Cytochemistry: Periodic Acid Schiff (PAS) staining

Whole blood/ BM or slides

EDTA lavender Cap / 3mL
PB/BM non-fixed slides

Blood: 4-8 °c
Slides: 22-24°c

Daily

Daily

12

Ham’s test for PNH

Patient: Whole blood & fresh Serum
Cohort: ABO compatible fresh Serum

EDTA lavender Cap / 3mL
Clot red cap / 3mL

4-8 °c

Daily

Daily

13

Heat instability test & isopropanol precipitation for Unstable Hbs

Whole blood

EDTA lavender Cap / 3ml

4-8 °c

24 hrs.

Daily

14

Heinz Body Staining

Whole blood

EDTA lavender Cap / 3ml

4-8 °c

Daily

Daily

15

Isohemagglutinin test

Serum

Clot red cap / 3mL

4-8 °c

Daily

Daily

16

Kleihauer-Betke (KB) for f-cell% in abnormal Hemoglobin syndrome & Fetomaternal Hemorrhage

Whole blood

EDTA lavender Cap / 3mL

4-8 °c

24 hrs.

Daily

17

Lamellar Body count in Amniotic Fluid

Amniotic Fluid

Universal Container- 3-5 mL

4-8 °c

Daily

Daily

18

LE Cell

Whole blood

Defibrinated blood / 3mL

4-8 °c

24 hrs.

Daily

19

Malaria/Borrelia thin and thick Smear

Whole blood

EDTA lavender Cap / 3mL

4-8 °c

24 hrs.

Daily

20

Osmatic Fragility Test  (OFT)-Before/After Incubation with osmograph

Whole blood

Heparin Green cap / 3mL

37 °c

24 hrs.

Daily

(except Thursday)

21

Retic Count Automated

Whole blood

EDTA lavender Cap / 3ml

4-8 °c

Daily

Daily

22

Retic Count, Flowcytometry
including: IRF, CHr, MCVr, #/% retic

Whole blood

EDTA lavender Cap / 3ml

4-8 °c

Daily

Daily

23

Sickle Cell Screening Test or Metabisulfite Test

Whole blood

EDTA lavender Cap / 3ml

4-8 °c

Daily

Daily

24

Sucrose hemolysis Test for PNH

Patient: Whole blood & fresh Serum
Cohort: ABO compatible fresh Serum

EDTA lavender Cap / 3mL
Clot red cap / 3mL

4-8 °c

24 hrs.

Daily

**Full Automated evaluation of body fluids with the Advia 2120 and cytocentrifuged smear exam.

*serum or plasma, separated at 37̊ C from a sample maintained /or allowed to clot at 37̊ C or plasma, separated from an anticoagulated sample after periodic inversion at 37 ̊ C for approximately 15 min.

 

 

 

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