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The Clinical Laboratory Department at Shalamar Hospital includes experienced technologists and technicians in a number of disciplines. We offer low-cost blood screening that includes CBC, CMP and Lipid Profile to detect potential health risks, including anemia, diabetes, liver and kidney disease. The laboratory performs over one million tests and 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.

Haematology

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.

Immunology

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.

Microbiology

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.

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

Ph.D., DABAP, ECFMG, MBBS., FLE
Former Clinical Professor of Anatomic Pathology, University of Washington

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