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Haematology

About us

The Department of Haematology is part of both the Medical Directorate and the Clinical Directorate of Laboratory Medicine. The clinical service comprises the general haematology and the coagulation haematology services. The majority of haematology inpatients are admitted to St Teresa’s Ward, which is located on the ground floor of the hospital. There is also a busy Haematology Day Unit called the Colman K Byrne Unit (CKB), which is located on the second floor of the hospital. Haematology outpatient clinics take place in either the Irish Kidney Association (IKA) Building or in the outpatient department in the main hospital building. The Anticoagulant Monitoring Service (aka Warfarin Clinic) is also overseen by haematology

The haematology laboratory provides a range of diagnostic and clinical services to Beaumont Hospital, external institutions such as St Josephs Hospital, Raheny, nursing homes and the General Practitioners in the surrounding community. The different laboratories within theINABLogoJPEG department include general haematology, coagulation haematology, blood transfusion, flow cytometry and the molecular laboratory. Between them, these laboratories provide a wide repertoire of testing and are involved in the diagnosis of haematological malignancies, molecular diagnosis, management of anticoagulant therapy, clotting factor levels and thrombophilia screening. The laboratory complies with the International Standard ISO15189 and the regulations, policies, and terms and conditions of the Irish National Accreditation Board. The full scope of INAB accreditation can be viewed here.

Contacting the Department

Medical

Professor Philip Murphy

Consultant Haematologist

01 797 4802

Professor John Quinn

Consultant Haematologist

01 797 4802

Professor Patrick Thornton

Consultant Haematologist

01 890 2019

Professor Siobhan Glavey

Consultant Haematologist

01 890 2019

Dr Karl Ewins

Consultant Haematologist

01 809 2073

Dr Jeremy Sargent (CKB)

Consultant Haematologist

01 809 2150 / 2622

Ms Rachel Fox

Haematology ANP

01 809 2019

Wards

Coleman K. Byrne (CKB) Haematology Day Unit

01 809 2150 / 2622

St Teresa's Ward (in-apatients)

01 809 2363

Anticoagulant Monitoring Service / Warfarin Clinic

01 809 3982 / 3497

Administrative Offices

Department email

haematologyadmin@beaumont.ie

Address

Department of Haematology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

Consultant Secertaries

01 809 4802 / 2019 / 2073

Laboratories

Haematology Laboratory Secretary

01 809 2655

Chief Medical Scientist

01 809 2662

Haematology Laboratory

01 809 2703 / 2663

Coagulation Laboratory

01 809 2656

Flow Cytometry Laboratory

01 809 2763

Blood Tranfusion Laboratory

01 809 2705

Address

Haematology Laboratory, Pathology, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9.

  • The routine opening hours for the labs are Monday-Friday, 8am - 8pm.
  • Please ensure samples arrive in the laboratory as early as possible in the working day.
  • There is no routine Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holiday service.
  • Out of hours: The Medical Scientist on call may only be contacted by bleeping 252

User Information

The Beaumont Hospital Laboratory Users Guide provides information on the tests provided within the Department, sample types, reference ranges and expected turn around times.
 

Inherited Thrombophilia Screen Testing Requirements

All requests for Inherited Thrombophilia screen testing are vetted and they will not be processed unless accompanied by the fully completed request form, including anticoagulant status, and unless the patient meets the clinical criteria for testing. Clinical guidelines regarding the appropriate timing of Thrombophilia testing can be obtained in the User guide.
Informed patient consent is required for genetic testing for prothrombotic mutations. This includes mutation analysis for Factor V Leiden (including testing done for samples which have an abnormal APCR, therefore APCR requests also require consent in advance) and the Prothrombin Gene Mutation. It will not be possible to test for these mutations if patient consent has not been confirmed on the request form. There is a Patient Genetic Information Leaflet available for clinicians and patients to aid in the obtaining of patient consent.

Haematology Molecular Testing Requirements

Requests for Haematology Molecular testing will not be processed unless accompanied by the fully completed request form. Informed patient consent is required for genetic testing. It will not be possible to test for any of the genes listed on the request form if patient consent has not been confirmed on the request form. There is a Patient Genetic Information Leaflet available for clinicians and patients to aid in the obtaining of patient consent.  

Patient Information Leaflet is also available for Genetic Testing for Haematological Disorders

Forms

Haematology Genetic Consent Form
Haemachromatosis Genetic Screening Request Form
Haematology Molecular Test Request Form
Thrombophilia Screen Request Form

External Immunophenotyping Request Form