LifeCare Hospitals

Department of Hematology

Hematology tests are crucial diagnostic tools that help healthcare professionals to identify and manage a range of blood disorders. These tests involve the analysis of blood samples to detect abnormalities in the number, size, and shape of blood cells, as well as to identify any underlying medical conditions.  

LifeCare Hospitals: Your Trusted Provider for Hematology Tests in Kenya

LifeCare Hospitals is a leading provider of hematology tests in Kenya, with six locations across the country, including Bungoma, Migori, Kikuyu, Meru, and Eldoret. Here are some reasons why you can trust LifeCare Hospitals for your hematology testing needs:

Experienced and Qualified Staff: LifeCare Hospitals has a team of highly trained and experienced healthcare professionals who specialize in hematology testing.

State-of-the-Art Facilities: LifeCare Hospitals is equipped with modern and advanced laboratory facilities that ensure accurate and timely test results.

Expert Hematologist Consulting a Patient

Convenient Locations: With six locations across Kenya, LifeCare Hospitals offers convenient access to quality hematology testing services for patients in different parts of the country.

Affordable Prices: LifeCare Hospitals offers affordable pricing for its hematology tests, ensuring that patients can access quality care without breaking the bank.

Timely and Reliable Results: LifeCare Hospitals strives to provide timely and reliable test results to enable prompt diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders.

How to Prepare for Hematology Tests

Preparing for hematology tests involves several steps. Firstly, it is important to follow any instructions given by the healthcare provider or laboratory. This may include fasting for a certain time period or avoiding certain medications. It is also important to stay hydrated and to inform the healthcare provider of any recent illnesses or medical procedures. Additionally, getting plenty of rest and avoiding strenuous exercise prior to the test can help ensure accurate results. Following these steps can help prepare for a successful hematology test.

Hematology tests

One of the most common hematology tests is the complete blood count or CBC. This test is often conducted during a routine exam and can detect anaemia, clotting problems, blood cancers, immune system disorders and infections.

Tests and procedures that a hematologist performs include:

  • Complete blood cell count. Diagnoses of inflammatory disease and blood cancer. It can also help with monitoring blood loss and infection
  • Platelet count: It helps to diagnose and monitor bleeding disorders.
  • Blood enzyme tests: Doctors use them to diagnose cardiovascular conditions, including heart attacks.
  • One marrow biopsy: To diagnose and monitor anemia, thrombocytopenia, which involves having a low platelet count, and some cancers.
  • Blood transfusions: This involves the body receiving healthy blood intravenously.


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The time it takes to receive the results of a hematology test varies depending on the type of test performed. Generally, results are available within a few days.

Fasting may be required for certain types of hematology tests, such as a fasting blood glucose test. However, not all hematology tests require fasting. It is  to consult with your healthcare provider for specific instructions.

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