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Hematology and Transfusion Medicine

​​​​​The Laboratory Medicine Program's hematology division supports multiple clinical programs including oncology, transplant, neuroscience and cardiovascular by providing a comprehensive menu of over 100 hematology tests and consultative services.

Hematology at the Laboratory Medicine Program is home to a comprehensive, 24-hour blood transfusion service for all surgical and clinical programs at the University Health Network teaching hospitals. The blood transfusion laboratory is critical to supporting complex cardiovascular, solid organ transplant, bone marrow transplant, surgical oncology, transplantation and immunology programs at the hospital. Our flow cytometry laboratory has set the world wide standard for CD34 (stem cell) enumeration for bone marrow transplantation.

Other testing services in hematology include routine testing, highly specialized coagulation and molecular based testing. Consultation services include providing diagnostic advice on complex cases, routine interpretation of tests, collaborative diagnosis, and scientific, strategic, and regulatory consultations.

​Dr. Marciano Reis is our Chief, Clinical Hematology and Blood Transfusion.

Tests and Consultations​​

Routine and Special Hematology

  • Hemoglobinopathy studies
  • Special stains


    Special Coagulation

  • Coagulation profiles, screening and factors and inhibitors
  • Platelet studies
  • Thrombophilia testing

Hematopathology

  • Bone marrow consultations and interpretive report​

Flow Cytometry

  • CD 34 (stem cell) enumeration
  • CD4/CD8 monitoring
  • Leukemia/lymphoma immunophenotyping
  • PNH

Cancer Cytogenetics

  • Classical cytogenetics
  • Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (FISH)

Molecular Diagnostics

  • Full Oncology services
  • DNA and RNA Analysis Including Southern Blot, PCR/RT-PCR, and Quantitative PCR
  • Tissue Identification Analysis

Research

  • Animal and human tissue studies​​​