My department carries out genetic testing which gives people a diagnosis for a disease. This helps us come up with suitable care and treatment plans, and also allows us to test other family members for genetic diseases that might be inherited.
I help by giving doctors all the clues and puzzle pieces they need from people’s blood test results to help them diagnose and treat various diseases. I also give people blood and blood products (platelets and plasma to help them clot) if they need it after a bad accident/trauma or in the operating theatres.
By trying to explore the difficulties they experience with their mental health , exploring treatments together and prescribing medications to help them get better . Very rewarding seeing patients recover and get on with their lives .