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Department of Chemical Pathology

Knowledge hub and pathology continuing medical education resource center.

Technology used

  • Photometry
  • Chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA)
  • Electro-chemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA)
  • Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)
  • Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Immuno dot
  • Automated ELISA
  • Rapid Chromatographic Immunoassay

Dr. M. Dilawar Khan

Head of Department (Professor of Chemical Pathology)


Important Statistics

3000 to 3500 patient samples are registered per day for multiple tests per sample. Emergency tests have a very quick turnaround time from 15 min to 2 hours. Other tests are reported within 6 hours to a maximum of 3 days.

Quality Assurance

Daily monitoring of internal QC program, LJ charts. Taking part in external QC programs such as  College of American Pathologists Proficiency Testing, National External Quality Assurance Program Pakistan (NEQAPP) and Inter Lab Comparison.

Total Lab Automation

This Automation System (Accelerator a3600) can manage 3600 sample tubes per hour having 2 refrigerated centrifuges attached with storage modules having a capacity of 30000 tubes. This is the first-ever track in Pakistan having integrated Alinity Ci and Architect i2000. It is an automated system using a continuous loop conveyor having multiple modules used for the loading of new specimens and unloading of completed specimens. The output module also performs the sorting of specimens for other testing or storage.

Installation of TLA in Chughtai Lab will aid to maintain high test volume, reduce overall cost pressure, improve Turnaround time producing accurate and precise test results. This fully integrated automated module will ensure processes standardization and deliver faster accurate results for better patient care and physician satisfaction.

Competitive Advantage of Chemical Pathology

Many illnesses are reflected in a disturbance in the body’s chemistry. Chemical pathology brings together science and medicine. By understanding the chemistry of bodily fluids and monitoring these, laboratory professionals can tell whether a patient’s organs are working properly, diagnose diseases, and recommend treatment. Chemical pathology (or clinical biochemistry) involves monitoring bodily fluids like blood and urine to detect important changes in the body’s chemistry.

Pathologists in this area play a key role in diagnosing and monitoring patients with a wide variety of illnesses – from high cholesterol to rare genetic diseases. Chemical pathologists interact with patients at several different points through their treatment journeys – they investigate test results and meet patients in-person to support their treatment.