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The Clinical Laboratory Department at Shalamar Hospital includes experienced technologists and technicians in a number of disciplines. We offer a low-cost blood screening that includes a CBC, CMP, and Lipid Profile to detect potential health risks, including anemia, diabetes, liver and kidney disease. The Laboratory can now handle over 1 million tests and far more number of patients every year at our in-house laboratory to cater to all patients’ needs.
Our technicians are highly trained and skillful which ensures compliance in all steps of sample collections and its result. Our online lab result collection system makes reports collection convenient and hassles free.


This section is well equipped with auto-analyser to perform routine as well as specialized investigations ranging from routine blood counts, optimal Malaria test, clot screening, coagulation factor assays, thrombophilia screening, bone marrow aspiration and trephine biopsy facilities cytochemical stains and Hb and protein electrophoresis.

Chemical Pathology

The chemical pathology section of Shalamar Hospital Laboratory is providing services to in-patients, out-patients and emergency departments of Shalamar Hospital. This section is rendering comprehensive and quality diagnostic services which are efficient and cost-effective.
Chemical Pathology section is equipped with latest equipment and the tests are carried out by properly trained professionals on highly automated equipment to ensure the accurate results in shortest possible time. The section performs more than 1,200 tests every day and provides routine and 24-hours emergency services. Qualified and experienced medical technologists and technicians work in chemical pathology and have vast experience of handling automated analysers.


The immunology section of Shalamar Hospital Laboratory is providing specialized and quality diagnostic services. The Section is performing specialized tests by agglutination, ELISA and Chemiluminescence Techniques on fully automated equipment. In addition to Hepatitis and virus profile, the department is performing a wide range of tests like Hormone Profiles, Tumour Markers etc.

Histopathology and Cytology

The Histopathology section is functioning for the last 15 years. Presently the section is handling over 3,000 surgical specimen and over 1,000 Cytology specimens annually under the supervision of a UK trained histopathologist.
This section is well equipped with all modern equipment. In addition to Haematoxylin & Eosin staining other Histo-chemical stains like Giemsa, Z-N, Congo red, Reticulin and Oil red are also available.
Immuno-histo-chemistry with panel of antibodies for diagnosis and classification of tumours and receptor assay analysis for breast cancer is also performed. Cytology section is also provided with the room for Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology is now regularly performed in this Section.


The section performs routine urine and stool examination, all biological fluid analysis, aerobic & anaerobic culture of CSF, ascitic and pleural fluid, Pus, AFB Culture, fungal culture and sensitivity. In collaboration with Gynaecology and Obstetrics Department, the Section has recently started sperm preparation for IUI (intra-uterine insemination).
Properly trained and qualified medical technologists work in the microbiology section and are supervised by qualified pathologists.

Molecular Biology

The Molecular Biology section is a new addition for the people of Northern Lahore. This section is well equipped and supervised by a qualified Specialist Molecular Biologist. PCR technique is available for the detection of HCV, HBV, MTB, and BCR-ABL gene in CML patients.

Transfusion Medicine

This section comprises of Plasma Cell Separator. We have facilities to store up to 650 units of various blood products. All kinds of blood products are prepared including Platelets, Fresh frozen plasma (FFP), Cryoprecipitates, Granulocytes and packed BsAg, HIV, Optimal Malaria Test, and VDRL to provide safe blood to the patients.

Doctors’ Team

Dr. Tahir Naeem
Assistant Professor of Pathology

MCPS, Diploma Clinical Microbiology

Dr. Nusrat Alvi
Assistant Professor of Pathology

M. Phil (Chemical Pathology)

Dr. Asma Saadia
Associate Professor of Pathology

FCPS (Haematology)

Dr. Maryam Riaz Tarar
Professor of Pathology

Ph.D (London), FRC (Path) Virology

Prof. Majda Qureshi
M. Phil (Micro Biology)
Prof. Farooq Aziz
Professor of Pathology

M. Phil (Histopathology)

Prof. Dr. Sania Shuja
Professor and Head of Pathology

Former Clinical Professor of Anatomic Pathology, University of Washington

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