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Haematology


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Singapore General Hospital, Academia, Level 3
 
65 6321 4855
(for departmental matters only)
 
The department of haematology has a wide range of services including diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant blood conditions, laboratory services, and transfusion services.  

Clotting disorders

  • Administration and monitoring of blood thinning medicine (anticoagulation) to prevent further clots. 
  • Reversal of anticoagulation in the event of serious bleeding.
  • Advice for patient on anticoagulation undergoing surgical and dental procedures

Bleeding disorders

  • Diagnosis and administration of necessary blood products for treatment and prevention of bleeding.  Including factor 8, factor 9, platelet transfusion, and other products as necessary.
  • Outpatient haemophilic clinic for day treatment and so haemophilia patients have ready access to haematologist.

Blood Cancer

  • Blood cancer treatment for acute and chronic leukaemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative neoplasm, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers
  • Diagnosis, staging and treatment of blood cancer including inpatient and outpatient chemotherapy, monitoring for relapse, clinical trials, and stem cell transplantation as needed.

General Haematology

Treatment of anaemia with blood transfusions, nutritional supplementation, red cell stimulating hormones and other treatments as needed.

Treatment of autoimmune conditions causing low platelets or autoimmune haemolytic anaemia with steroids and other immunosuppression agents. 

Diagnosis and treatment of bone marrow failure syndromes

Transfusion 

  • Administration of red cells transfusion.
  • Administration of platelet transfusions. 
  • Administration of other blood products.
  • Monitoring for complications.
  • Iron chelation in chronically transfused patients.
  • Plasmapheresis and Plasma exchange
  • Administration of intravenous immunoglobulin

Stem Cell Transplantation

  • Autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation. 
  • Donor screening and selection.
  • Stem Cell harvesting from the peripheral blood and bone marrow. 

Lab Services

  • Full blood count
  • Blood clotting screening test
  • Bone marrow aspirate interpretation
  • Flow cytometry 
  • Molecular studies for blood disorders
  • Platelet function testing
  • Specialised coagulation test
  • Hemoglobin electrophoresis
  • Stem cell processing and storage

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