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Donation processes now made easier:

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To help cancer patients, donate Rs. 20 (excluding tax) by sending a blank SMS to 7770 from your cell phone.

PTCL Hope Line (In Pakistan)
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Askari Bank Credit Card customers can redeem their Reward Points and donate the equivalent rupees worth to needy cancer patients with just one easy phone call to Askari Bank at 0800 00078. 

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Pathology

Medical Staff

Dr. Asif Loya (Head of the Department)
Dr. M. Tariq Mahmood
Dr. Sajid Mushtaq
Dr. Romena Qazi
Dr. Mudassar Hussain
Dr. Noreen Akhtar
Dr. Amin Hayee
Dr. Usman Hassan
Dr. Asad Hayat Ahmad
 

The department is staffed by highly trained pathologists, certified by the American Board of Pathology and Royal College of Pathologists with sub-specialization in areas of oncologic pathology, cytopathology and hematopathology.

All the lab staff works under the close supervision of these pathologists, residents and the laboratory manager to ensure reliability, accuracy and promptness of lab test results.

Facilities & Services

The department comprises Anatomical Pathology, Clinical Pathology and the Blood Bank

The department consists of fully functional Anatomic and Clinical Pathology sections. Anatomic Pathology includes surgical pathology including frozen section diagnosis facility and cytopathology which includes FNA procurement and analysis.

One of the specialized areas of anatomic pathology is Immunohistochemistry, which is offered by only a few centers in Pakistan.
Clinical pathology includes hematology, immunology, transfusion medicine, clinical chemistry, microbiology, coagulation, and molecular pathology. The hematology service provides prompt and accurate diagnosis through microscopic bone marrow and peripheral blood analyses and flowcytometry.  

The laboratory facilities are modern with up-to-date, state of the art automated equipment and procedures.

Fully active programs in clinical specialties and sub-specialties provide material for approximately 39000 surgical specimens, 9000 cytological cases, 2500 bone marrows and 2300000 clinical tests annually.(Based on 2008 figures).

The Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital laboratory provides a very high quality, prompt and reliable diagnostic service for both cancer and non-cancer diseases the lab facilities are also available to the general public through a nationwide network of collection centres.  

The departments engages in Quality Assurance Systems including a Quality Control Program, Quality Control Protocols, Equipment and test kit validation, Peer review and the laboratory information system, which are integral parts of the laboratory function.
 
Range of services include:  
  • Hematological studies and coagulation profiles
  • Bone marrow evaluations and Flow Cytometry
  • Full range of clinical chemistry
  • Hormonal studies
  • Drug levels
  • Tumor markers
  • Serologic tests
  • Microbiology - using standard and automated culture detection methods
  • PCR for HBV, HIV, HCV
  • Genotype for HCV
  • Histopathology including
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Frozen sections  
  • Cytopathology
  • Electrophoresis
  • Separation of blood components including Packed Red Blood Cells, Fresh Frozen Plasma and Platelets
  • Platelet and granulocyte aphaeresis
  • Screening of all donated products for HIV, malaria, syphilis, Hepatitis B and C
The Department of Pathology operates a STAT lab at Karachi, for Routine Chemistry, Hematology and Routine Microbiology.

Training

The Department of Pathology conducts a one year Post Graduate Diploma Program in Medical Laboratory Technology in Clinical Pathology.

The Faculty comprises Pathologists, MolecurBiologists, Microbiologist and Senior Medical Technologists.

Research

All areas in anatomic and clinical pathology engage in developmental and research activities. Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital laboratory has been acting as the “Central lab” of the region for multinational clinical trials.

The Department of Pathology works in close collaboration with the Basic Sciences Department of the Research Wing of SKMCH&RC

Awards, Certifications & Affiliations

The Department of Pathology at SKMCH&RC is recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan for FCPS-II training in Anatomic Pathology.

The Department of Pathology is ISO 9001-2008 (QMS) certified and is registered with the College of American Pathologists in their External Survey Program for proficiency testing.