The Haematology and Transfusion service has laboratories on both Trust acute sites: at Maidstone hospital and at Pembury at Tunbridge Wells hospital, providing a comprehensive clinical service to the hospitals, the local Clinical Commissioning Group and the community. Some specialist investigations are provided through arrangements with specialised laboratories throughout the UK.
The majority of requests originating in primary care are transported directly to the main automated laboratory at Maidstone Hospital. The majority of Inpatient and outpatient work is conducted on the originating site. There is 24 hour support 365 days a year on both sites for urgent patient management.
The department holds CPA accreditation (CPA 0277) and has been recommended for ISO 15189 accreditation. (UKAS 8342)
Testing guidelines and protocols
Haematology Normal Ranges
The department offers
- antenatal grouping and antibody screen
- histocompatability and immunogenetics
- Private blood grouping and antibody screen (for travel abroad)
- provision of blood products within the hospital environment