To provide quality education and pathology services at par with international standards.


The mission of Pathology department is to keep the student abreast of the latest pathology knowledge, skills, technologies and innovations to energize their potentials and to provide clinicians with timely, unambiguous and meaningful reports to assist diagnosing disease and monitoring patient response to treatment.


  • Pathology is a branch of medicine that bridges the clinical and non-clinical subjects. Pathologists works in coordination with clinicians to diagnose different ailments. The faculty of this department has expertise in the disciplines of morbid anatomy and Histopathology, clinical Hematology, Microbiology and Chemical pathology. It provides a comprehensive panel of laboratory services, including histopathological evaluation of surgical specimen, fine needle aspiration cytology, blood and bone marrow examination, serology, culture sensitivities and blood chemistry for the identification of various diseases. There are two main branches of Pathology
  • Subject of Pathology is being taught to third and fourth academic years of MBBS and 2nd year BDS. During this time period, they will develop  an  understanding  of  pathology, underlying  clinical disease  states  involving  the  major  organ

One of the primary objectives of the Department is to train under graduate MBBS and BDS MLT students in various disciplines of Pathology. The courses are designed to equip the students with state of the art knowledge and latest practical skills relevant to clinical pathology of all fields.


Pathology Department is providing 24/7 EMERGENCY services by highly qualified and competent staff. Department of pathology AIMCs comprises of following services.

  1. Laboratories:
  • Pathology laboratory AIMCs (Histopathology ,Microbiology)
  • Pathology Laboratory KFTH (Chemical pathology, Hematology)
  • Blood Bank KFTH

Pathology laboratory of KFTH works in coordination with the KFTH Hospital

  1. Histopathology Museum
  2. Demonstration room
  3. Departmental Library


  1. Chemical Pathology

Routine chemistry tests include

  • Blood Glucose Fasting
  • Blood Glucose Random
  • GTT
  • Renal Function Test (RFT’s)
  • Blood Urea
  • U.N
  • Creatinine (Serum)
  • Creatinine Clearance
  • Liver Function Test (LFT’s)
  • Billirubin Total
  • Billirubin Conjugated (Direct)
  • Billirubin unconjugated (Indirect)
  • SGPT (ALT)
  • SGOT (AST)
  • Alkaline Phosphatase
  • Total Protein
  • Albumin
  • A/G ratio
  • Gamma GT
  • Uric Acid
  • Calcium (Serum)
  • Triglycerides (Serum)
  • Total Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Electrolytes (Serum)
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Chloride
  • Phosphorous (serum)
  • Mg+
  • HCO3 (Bicarbonate)
  • D.H
  • Fluid for Biochemistry
  • Urinary Glucose
  • Urinary Glucose 24 Hours
  • Arterial Blood Gases (ABG’s
  1. Special chemistry

Special chemistry tests include

  • Anti HCV ELISA
  • Thyroid Function Test
  • HbA1C
  • T3
  • T4
  • TSH (High Sensitive)
  • B-HCG
  • LH
  • FSH
  • Prolactin
  • Ferritin
  1. Serology

Serological tests include

  • Anti HCV screening
  • HBsAg screening
  • HIV Screening
  • CRP
  • RA Factor
  • Widal Test
  • Pylori (Screening)
  • Mycodot (Screening)
  • Pregnancy Test (Screening)
  • Typhidot (Screening)
  • VDRL / RPR (Screening)
  • Urine C/E
  • Stool Examination
  • Vit D3
  1. Hematology

Tests include

  • CBC
  • ESR
  • Prothrombin Time (PT)/INR
  • APTT
  • Clotting Time (CT)
  • Bleeding time (BT)
  • Coombs test
  • Reticulocyte count
  • Blood grouping & cross matching
  • D Dimers
  • Malarial parasite
  1. Histopathology

Histopathology tests include

  • FNAC
  • Pap smear
  • Histopathology small Specimen
  1. Microbiology

Tests include

  • Blood C/S
  • Sputum C/S
  • Fluid c/S
  • Urine C/S
  • CSF C/S
  • Bone marrow C/S
  • Semen analysis and culture
  • Fungal Culture
  • Pus C/S
  • HVS C/S
  • Stool C/S
  • Secretions C/S
  • Throat swab C/S
  • Wound swab C/S
  • Body Fluids C/E
  • Body fluids C/S
  • CVP tip C/S
  • Foleys tip C/s
  • Vitreous tap C/S
  • Corneal scraping C/s
  • Conjunctival swab C/S
  • Nasal polyp C/S
  • Sputum for fungal culture
  • Corneal scraping for fungal culture
  • Nasal polyp for fungal culture
  • Blood for fungal culture
  • CSF for fungal culture
  • Pus for fungal culture
  • Tissue /biopsy for fungal culture
  • Bronchial washing for fungal culture
  • Ear swab for fungal culture
  • VP shunt fluid for C/s
  • Sputum for AFB staining
  • Sputum for Gram Stain
  • N Stain

Research Areas/ Interests:

Prof Dr Iffat Javed: Clinical bacteriology

Dr Ayesha: Virology

Dr Waseem: Parasitology

Dr Rabiya: blood transfusion

Dr Shamim: Coagulation

Dr Sadia Sharif: Medical education, Histopathology

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