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Chemical Pathology
Chemical Pathology & Endocrinology is state of the art department with TLA (Total Lab Automation) providing diagnostic facilities round the clock backed up with stringent QC (Quality Control) Competent consultants and staff are working round the clock for the provision of diagnostic facilities in accordance with ISO 15189 standards meeting the international levels. Endocrine clinic has the capabilities of latest diagnostic modalities equipped to perform various dynamic function tests....
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FMSL
Forensic Medical Sciences Laboratory (FMSL) was established at AFIP in 2012. This laboratory comprises two sections namely: Forensic Toxicology and Forensic DNA. FMSL was established to provide a centralized facility for consistent, timely and quality forensic laboratory investigations including toxicology and DNA in military setting. Toxicology section is equipped with the latest state of the art technology for the initial screening and subsequent confirmation of multiple toxicology paramete...
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Haematology
Department of Haematology provides a comprehensive, integrated and patient centered services for the diagnosis and management of benign and malignant haematological conditions for inpatients and outpatients. These include anaemias, haemoglobinopathies, coagulation disorders, leukaemias and lymphomas. Department is committed to the provision of a quality laboratory and clinical service. Department is divided into the following sections: i. Routine Haematology ii. Bone marrow Pathology iii. ...
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Histopathology
Histopathology Department of AFIP Rawalpindi is one of the oldest histopathology centers in the country. This department deals with cases of morbid anatomy, cytological specimens and autopsy specimens for histopathology with almost workload of 30,000 biopsy specimens, 4,000 FNAC/Cytology specimens and 150 autopsy specimens annually. Histopathology Department is recognized by CPSP Pakistan and PMDC for post-graduate training purposes including FCPS and PhD of the highest quality. A large numbe...
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Immunology
With the advent of new millennium, Immunology services at AFIP have advanced at a fast pace. Thanks to growing awareness about the availability of these services by the clinicians as well as the emergence of centres like AFBMTC. DNA based HLA typing procedure received a huge impetus with the start of bone marrow transplant services. Workload and work pattern necessitated procurement of many new reagents and instruments. These acquisitions ranged from small gadgets like pH meter, nephelometer, CO...
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Microbiology
Department of Microbiology is well known for its efficient and reliable microbiological services to individual patients and the hospitals. This department deals with all kinds of routine and specialized microbiological testing of clinical specimens with supreme professionalism, dedication and commitment. Latest bacterial identification biochemical panels identify the isolates and complete set of respective drug sensitivity is performed. Culture and processing of most valuable sample of blood...
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Molecular Pathology
Department of Molecular Medicine at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology was established by Maj Gen (R) Suhaib Ahmed, Professor of Haematology in 1984, as a single room laboratory. It started with conventional PCR for beta thalassmeia. Presently it provides facilities for molecular genetic testing for both benign and malignant conditions. Well qualified and experienced laboratory directors, scientific officers and technicians here are leaders in the field of molecular testing in Pakistan, who con...
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NMC
Nuclear Medical Centre AFIP is state of the art centre for nuclear medicine, molecular imaging & radionuclide therapy, which is committed to improve health through excellence in image-based patient care, research and education. Department is ISO 9001 certified and is functioning under license for use of radionuclides from Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA). In General Nuclear Medicine and Cardiology, the radioactive pharmaceuticals with specific functions throughout the body are admini...
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Virology
Virology is a rapidly expanding field of medicine, and Virology Department in AFIP plays a very vital role in assisting physicians about the diagnosis of viral infections. This department provides specialized tertiary care diagnostic facilities in the field of Medical Virology to both Armed Forces personnel and civilians. We have a wide variety of serological, immunofluorescence and PCR-based tests. Serology section includes important parameters like hepatitis screening, complete Hepatitis B Vi...
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Forensic Medical Sciences Laboratory (FMSL) was established at AFIP in 2012. This laboratory comprises two sections namely: Forensic Toxicology and Forensic DNA.

FMSL was established to provide a centralized facility for consistent, timely and quality forensic laboratory investigations including toxicology and DNA in military setting. Toxicology section is equipped with the latest state of the art technology for the initial screening and subsequent confirmation of multiple toxicology parameters including drugs of abuse, alcohol, trace metals, volatiles and pesticides. Wide range of samples being currently analyzed in this department include blood, urine, stomach wash and postmortem fluid toxicology. Additionally, the department is equipped with technology for chemical analysis of water samples.

A subsection of toxicology department is reserved for checking of various medication levels in blood termed as Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM). Plasma levels of various medications including Tacrolimus, Cyclosporin, Valproic acid, Phenytoin, Carbamazepine, Methotrexate, Digoxin, and Vancomycin are done on advanced Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay(CMIA) based techniques. These drug monitorings are essential for patients of liver/ kidney and bone marrow transplant and in oncology patients on certain chemotherapies.

Another subsection of this department is reserved for specialized Paediatric Metabolic tests. These tests are carried out for diagnosis of various inherited metabolic disorders. Plasma amino acid analysis is performed on a dedicated analyzer based on ion exchange chromatography and urine organic acids on Gas-chromatography Mass Spectrometry.

Forensic DNA section is equipped with specimen handling workstations, Thermal cyclers for DNA amplifications, and Genetic Analyzers. DNA extraction and purification, based on source materials, is carried out by employing internationally recommended protocols and kits.
Distinctive Competence
FMSL is the state of art lab offering different tests related to crime scenes.
Facilities
  • 1. Toxicology analysis
  • 2. Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • 3. Testing of specific metabolites
Latest Publications
1.     Saad M, Shams DF, Khan W, Ijaz A, Qasim M, Hafeez A, et al. Occurrence of selected pesticides and PCPs in surface water receiving untreated discharge in Pakistan. J Environ Anal Toxicol. 2017; 7: 500. doi: 10.4172/2161-0525.1000500



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