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The Department of Pathology, Blood Bank and Laboratory Medicine is one of the pioneer clinical departments in King Hamad University Hospital. It was established on August 2011, since that time and until now it provided and still providing the high quality of service that helped every physician to reach to accurate and reliable diagnosis for a holistic patient cantered care and assessment. Laboratory results are linked to the Hospital wide system and cooperates with other specialties to provide a multidisciplinary management and care for a fast and appropriate patient well-being.

To keep the high standard of performance, the department follows International Laboratory Standards and Guidelines as well as implements Quality Assurance Programs to provide the physicians and clients accurate, precise and time efficient results. On 2017 the department was accredited by College of American Pathologist (CAP) as an evidence for the high quality of work provided to the patients.

Efficiency is the key, hence, the department is staffed with more than 95 licensed and experienced pathologists and lab specialists. It is divided into different sections for a smooth workflow, these are as follow: Anatomic Pathology which is operated by five highly qualified Pathologists consultants who are responsible of screening and reporting all fresh and fixed tissue, cellular examinations and biopsy, immunohistochemistry and special stains. Cellular Pathology ensures appropriate Gynecologic specimen studies as well as Non-gynecologic specimen studies in coordination of Molecular testing, achieving highest screening processes.

Blood Science, which is composed of Hematology, Clinical Chemistry and Serology, provides routine and special examinations. These examinations are performed using state of the art automated machines. The department prides itself as the first laboratory in Middle East to acquire a fully automated and integrated clinical chemistry, hematology and serology systems, allowing standardized and controlled set up for accurate, precise and timely results.

Microbiology and Clinical Microscopy specimens are performed using newest diagnostic equipment providing fast and accurate Bacterial Identification and Antimicrobial Sensitivity results. Clinical Microscopy specimens are performed in a semi-automated and fully automated machines eliminating bias and subjectivity, giving standardized and accurate results.

Blood Bank offers a complete range of services, from donor selection and screening, donor phlebotomy, apheresis, compatibility testing and component preparation. This department offers the first Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) protocol in Kingdom of Bahrain, ensuring a more specific and more sensitive detection of blood borne transmitted viruses, ensuring the safest blood is provided at all times, eliminating or minimizing the occurrence of post-transfusion infections.

Molecular Pathology specimens are tested in a controlled environment using top of the line specific and sensitive Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machines which gives DNA or RNA Viral Load Counts and Genotyping. The department also provides a quick and reliable DNA and RNA detection for MRSA, MTB, Flu A and Flu B with H1N1 and more, giving results after 2 hours, ideal for emergency and urgent cases.

The department has a well-developed and implemented Quality Assurance Program and is following both Internal and External Quality Assurance Protocols. Participating in the College of American Pathologist (CAP) External Quality Assurance Service and BIORAD Quality Assurance Programs, to ensure proper test validity and performance."

  • Col. (Dr.) Khalid Al-Sindi

    Consultant HistoPathologist / HOD


    - Histopathology service: Experience in a wide range of surgical pathology diseases, including specialized areas such skin, renal, liver, CNS biopsies & common cancers.
    - Cytopathology Service: Experience in…


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