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Speciality: Haematology

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Anaemia (children)

  

Anaemia is a problem in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells.

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Anti-Coagulation Clinic

  

Atrial fibrillation is the commonest cause for GP referral to anticoagulation services.

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B12 and Folate Testing

  

A diagnosis of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia can often be made based on symptoms and the results of blood tests.

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Ferritin high

  

High ferritin levels may suggest a disorder that has led to an excess accumulation of iron, resulting in iron overload.

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Genetic Services

  

Clinical genetics is a specialist regional service based at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

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Haemoglobinopathy Screening

  

“Opportunistic” haemoglobinopathy screening (not including national antenatal or neonatal screening programmes)

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Hereditary Thrombophilia Screening

  

It is suggested that General practitioners DO NOT request Thrombophilia screens without review of this guideline AND discussion with haematology.

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Paraproteins

  

A paraprotein can have many causes—some serious but others unlikely ever to cause any problems.