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Haematology Laboratories

The Haematology Laboratories Department works particularly closely with the haematology and haemophilia clinical services, which require a range of additional and specialised tests not usually required in other clinical services.

It is also closely linked with the National Blood Service.


Department of Laboratory Haematology Handbook (pdf, 1.4 MB)


The Department of Laboratory Haematology is an UKAS ISO 15189:2012 accredited laboratory (UKAS number 8464).

The current accredited scope can be found on the UKAS website (Laboratory Haematology 8464).

This accreditation is assessed on an annual basis.

Out of scope tests

Analytical Tests offered by Haematology that are not in accredited scope (pdf, 100 KB)


Subspecialties include:

  • haematological oncology
  • haemostasis and thrombosis (including haemophilia, thrombophilia, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura)
  • haemoglobinopathy (including sickle cell disease and thalassaemia)
  • transfusion medicine
  • paediatric haematology
  • laboratory haematology.


Our sites include:

  • the main unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for receipt and testing of samples only, not taking of samples from patients
  • a small laboratory at the Churchill Hospital
  • a separate Haemophilia Centre at the Churchill Hospital
  • a unit at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury, providing routine haematology and a 24 hour blood bank service.

The department processes approximately 650,000 Full Blood Count tests and 300,000 coagulation samples per year, and is fully computerised and linked, through the hospital network, to all wards and GP surgeries.

For information for patients about blood tests, please see 'Blood tests'

Contact us


Laboratory Haematology
Level 4, John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way
Oxford OX3 9DU

How to find the John Radcliffe Hospital

Telephone / email

Results line

Tel: 01865 220336

General non-clinical enquiries

Tel: 01865 572824


Non-urgent clinical enquiries


This email address is for enquiries from medical professionals only.

To retrospectively order extra tests

To retrospectively order extra tests onto an existing sample, for non-urgent requests - do not use this for new requests on samples not received in the laboratory.


Non-clinical screening questions

For non-clinical questions about antenatal and neonatal haemoglobinopathy screening.


Clinical trials advice / questions


Last reviewed:29 April 2024