Besides its reputation for excellence in oncology, the Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center is also renowned in hematology. Under the direction of Craig M. Kessler, MD, Lombardi's Center for Thrombotic and Bleeding Disorders and the federally funded Comprehensive Hemophilia Care Center are among the most respected treatment and research programs in the country. In addition, the Division of Hematology is recognized for its high quality of patient care and research in other hematologic diseases.
This laboratory provides consultations and diagnostic studies related to the problems of hemorrhage and thrombosis. In addition to regular studies, the laboratory is capable of assaying for all coagulation factors, factor inhibitors, platelet function tests and antithrombin III. The focus of recently introduced tests is on laboratory evaluation of hypercoagulability (thrombophilia). Close coordination between laboratory personnel and the director permits clinicopathological correlation.
- Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Phone: (202) 444-3541
- Contact: Craig M. Kessler, M.D.