Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

The pathology laboratory at Shifa International Hospital is a comprehensive full range service and reference laboratory dedicated to providing state-of-the-art quality and timely test results to area physicians and healthcare providers. There are nine subspecialties which are rapidly expanding not only in terms of addition of new automated equipment but also with expert and qualified technical staff. They work under direct supervision of experienced and well qualified consultants. The services are provided 24/7 for patients of all ages through inpatient, outpatient and outreach modalities.

Total Lab Automation (TLA)

Shifa International Hospital has introduced Total Lab Automation system which is the first of it’s kind in the region to automate Hematology, Chemistry & Molecular Biology on one Belt.
Laboratory medicine is a vital part of public health and important for detection of diseases in individuals and populations.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Shifa International Hospital offers comprehensive diagnostic testing services with state-of-the art quality and time efficient reporting to facilitate in-house and external physicians. There are 10 subspecialties which rapidly expanding not only in terms of addition of new automated equipment but also with expert and qualified technical staff, which includes; Blood Bank, Chemical Pathology, Hematology, Microbiology, Histopathology, Immunology, Molecular lab, Cytogenetic lab, Flow Lab, etc.
Total Laboratory Automation (TLA) is an automation system for the performance of highly repetitive tasks in the Laboratory. It replaces human operators in the preparation and transport of specimens, with robotic devices. Laboratory automation consolidates the control of multiple different analytical instruments to a smaller number of operators, thus reducing the costs and technical wait-times in laboratory testing.
The recent deployment of TLA at Shifa International Hospital is 1st of its kind in the whole region to automate Hematology, Chemistry & Molecular Biology on one belt to provide unparalleled quality with secure and swift results. The work-flow automation produces higher quality results for better patient care, delivers results faster for increased physician satisfaction and produces more consistent and higher quality results with fewer errors.
Advantages of Laboratory Automation:

  • Reduction in pre-analytical errors
  • Standardization
  • Quality improvement
  • Removal of many manual steps
  • Automated repeat and reflex testing
  • Improved specimen tracking