To be the leading standard setter, service provider, and knowledge base, as well as the primary reference in the field of Laboratory Medicine, both locally and regionally.


Promoting professionalism and excellence in the delivery of laboratory services, both locally and regionally, and to ensure patient-focused and cost-effective core diagnostic services


  1. Anatomic Pathology (AP)
  • Cytology
  • Histology
  1. Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)
  2. Blood Bank
  • Donor Services
  • Transfusion Services
  1. Clinical Biochemistry
  • Routine Chemistry
  • Special Chemistry
  1. Hematology
  • General Hematology/Special Hematology
  • Coagulation
  1. Flow Cytometry / BMT Laboratory
  2. Serology
  3. Microbiology
  • Bacteriology/Urinalysis
  • Mycology / Mycobacteriology / Parasitology
  1. Molecular Infectious Diseases
  2. Patient Services
  • Specimen Reception and Processing
  • Phlebotomy
  • Processing
  1. Immunopathology – HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigen)
  2. Cytogenetics


  1. Re-accreditation by College of American Pathologists (CAP-ART)
  2. Re-accreditation by College of American Pathologists (CAP)
  3. Re-accreditation American Blood Banks (AABB)
  4. Accreditation of HLA Lab in April 2016, first time to be accredited by CAP
  5. Re-accreditation of the Pathology Residency Training Program by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (2015-2019)
  6. Laboratory automation
  7. Transport System(Tempus600)
  8. Major participation in PI projects within the hospital:
  9. 7 completed in 2015 and more than 10 ongoing in 2016
  10. ABO incompatible Renal Transplantation- Appreciation letter from H.E. Dr. Al Qasabi for this PI-Project
  11. HLA-matched platelet transfusions
  12. Number ONE in the kingdom in HLA-testing for RTX
  13. Establishment of Satellite Lab in the South Building in 2015


  1. Develop and maintain culture of excellence in services and continuous quality improvement
  2. Maintain leadership in continuous education, training and research in pathology and laboratory medicine
  3. Maximize departmental efficiency and effectiveness
  4. Harness IT advancement to improve work, communication, and delivery of healthcare services
  5. Develop appropriate financial resources


Accreditations & Awards