Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a comprehensive range of efficient and cost-effective clinical and laboratory services 24/7. In 2021, we perform more than 24 million standard billable tests. From staffing point of view, DPLM is second large department after nursing department with more than 400 employees, including pathologists, clinical scientists, technical staff, and administrative support personnel from different countries across the world. We provide training and education to residents, fellows, medical technologists, physicians, nursing, and other members of the healthcare team for their personal and professional growth.


Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Achievements:

• Our Labs are accredited by the following local and international agencies:

• College of American Pathologists (CAP) since 1984

• American Association of Blood Bank (AABB) since 1986

• American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) since 1994

• American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) since 2009

• Joint Accreditation Committee-ISCT & EBMT (JACIE)

• International Organization for Standardization (ISO 17025)


Pathology and Laboratory Medicine – Training Programs:

• Pathology Residency Training Program

• Pathology Fellowship Training Program:

     1- Renal and Nephropathology

      2- Breast and Gynecological

• Bone and Soft Tissue

• Medical Technologist Internship Training program


Scope of Service

The Department is constantly striving to provide the highest quality of laboratory service through an efficient and cost-effective management of resources.

The laboratory is functionally organized under 10 sections:


• Anatomic pathology: including Histology, Cytology, and Electron Microscope

• Blood Bank:

         1- Transfusion services: processing, Crossmatch / Transfusion.

         2- Donor services: Blood Donation, Apheresis.


• Total Lab Automation (TLA) include:

1-Specimen processing.

2-Clinical Biochemistry: including Special Chemistry, urinalysis and Therapeutic drug monitoring.

3- Hematology: including Hemostasis/Coagulation (routine and special), Special hematology and manual differential by using digital imaging systems.

4- Immunopathology: including immunology, HLA, HLA-DNA and cellular immunology.

5- Toxicology/bioanalysis: including food toxicology, water analysis and substance analysis.

6- Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) satellite lab including Clinical Biochemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, and Specimen collect.

7- King Abdullah Cancer Center and Liver Disease satellite lab including Clinical Biochemistry, Hematology, Coagulation and Specimen collection.

• Cytogenetics.
• Flow cytometry, and Hematomorphology / Bone Marrow Processing,
• Stem Cell and Cord Blood Bank
• Assisted Reproductive Technology: including In-Vitro fertilization/Reproductive Biology
• Specimen collection and processing. Specimen Collection Manual.
• ​Microbiology: including Bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, serology, virology, and molecular virology
• King Fahad National for Children Cancer Center satellite lab including Clinical Biochemistry, Therapeutic drug monitoring, Hematology, Coagulation, Microbiology, Blood Bank, and Specimen collection.
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