The Clinical Laboratory Department at Shalamar Hospital includes experienced pathologists, histopathologists, microbiologists, haematologists, chemical pathologists, biologists, technologists and technicians. We offer low-cost lab tests in all disciplines to detect potential health risks and diagnose diseases. The laboratory performs over one million tests and a greater number of patients visit our in-house laboratory every year. Our technicians are highly trained and skillful that helps to ensure compliance in all steps of sample collections and result. Our online lab result collection system makes report collection even more convenient.

Accreditation by PNAC

Shalamar Hospital Laboratory is now accredited for ISO 15189-2012 standard by Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) . Shalamar Hospital Laboratory is the 10th Laboratory in Pakistan accredited for ISO 15189-2012 by PNAC.


This section is well equipped with auto-analyser to perform routine as well as specialized investigations including 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 is providing services to in-patients, out-patients and emergency departments of Shalamar Hospital. The section is rendering comprehensive and qualitative diagnostic services which are efficient and cost-effective.

The Chemical Pathology section has the latest equipment, where tests are performed by highly trained professionals on automated equipment to ensure accurate results in the shortest possible time. The section performs more than 1,200 tests every day and offers routine and 24-hour emergency services.

Qualified and experienced medical technologists and technicians work in chemical pathology section with vast experience of handling automated analysers.


The Immunology Section 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 i.e. Hormone Profiles, Tumour Markers etc.


Histopathology and Cytology

The Histopathology section is functioning for the past 15 years. Presently, the section is handling over 3,000 surgical specimens and over 1,000 Cytology specimens annually under the supervision of a UK-trained histopathologist.

The section is well equipped with state-of-the-art machinery. In addition to Haematoxylin and Eosin staining other Histo-chemical stains such as 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 are also performed. The Cytology section has a dedicated room for Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology, which is now being performed on regular basis.


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 Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI). Highly qualified medical technologists work in the Microbiology section, who are supervised by qualified pathologists.

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.



Prof. Dr. Farrukh Kamal

Professor Histopathology
Head of Pathology

Prof. Dr. Maryam Riaz Tarar

MBBS, MSc (London), PhD (London), FRCPath (UK)
Consultant Virologist In-charge Infection Control, Professor

Dr. Naureen Saeed

FCPS (Hematology)
Associate Professor

Dr. Tariq Mahmud Tariq

FCPS (Haematology)
Assistant Professor

Dr. Mohammad Faisal

MD, FCPS (Histopathology)
Assistant Professor

Dr. Ejaz Ahmed Hanif

M. Phil (Histopathology)
Assistnat Professor

Dr. Asma Akhtar

Assistant Professor Hematology

Dr. Safana Sadaf

Assistant Professor Histopathology

Dr. Mariyam Danish Iqbal

FCPS- Microbiology
Assistant Professor

Dr. Mehroosh Shakeel

Assistant Professor Histopathology

Please call +92-42-111-205-205 Ext 330/384 for any further queries