The Division of Hematopathology at UTMB is a multifaceted division providing a wide range of clinical hematology laboratory services, including major sections of morphology, automation, coagulation, hemoglobin electrophoresis, flow cytometry, and special hematology. The division is staffed with one full-time board-certified hematopathologist, one part-time board-certified hematopathologist and about 18 medical technologists.
- Bone marrow pathology (morphology, immunohistochemistry, and cytochemistry).
- Lymph node and solid organ lymphoid lesions.
- Peripheral blood consultation and morphology review.
- Body fluid cell counts and morphology review.
- Hemoglobinopathy evaluation (Sickledex, HPLC, gel electrophoresis, IEF, and hemoglobin A1C).
- Multiparameter flow cytometry immunophenotyping for hematopoietic malignancies and T/B/NK cell count.
- Automated CBC and differential count, automated reticulocyte counting, IPF (immature platelet fraction) and IRF (immature reticulocytes fraction) as well as Ret-HE (reticulocyte hemoglobin content) .
- Routine and specialized coagulation testing (PT, PTT, thrombin time, fibrinogen, d-dimer, FDP, DRVVT, AT-III, reptilase, platelet aggregation, factor assay, APCR, anti-Xa heparin assay, factor VIII inhibitor Bethesda unit assay, etc.).
- G6PD screening, osmotic fragility, and sucrose/acid hemolysis.