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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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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 number of leading histopathologists working in different Armed Forces and civil hospital laboratories have been trained in this department.

Department is actively engaged in research work with the emerging trends in histopathology and based on these research projects and publications of the original research articles in different national and international recognized journals have been done. Around 30 original articles have been published over the past five years.

It is an ISO 9001-2008 certified and ISO-15189 accredited department of AFIP. Referred cases from all over the Armed Forces hospitals labs and review cases for second opinion are received and dealt in the department. Biopsy specimens for civilian patients are offered at optimal and affordable rates with quality and timely reporting. Special stains and an extended panel of about 150 Immuno-Histo Chemistry (IHC) markers are offered here for reporting with precision.

Distinctive Competence
A large panel of special stains along with an extended panel of Immuno-Histo-Chemistry (IHC) markers (approx 150) are offered here for best quality diagnostics services in the field of histopathology.
Facilities
  • Routine surgical pathology
  • Frozen sections
  • FNAC clinic and reporting
  • Postmortem service and histopathology reporting
Latest Publications
1.     Alveolar soft part sarcoma – a rare entity: report of two case, Rabia Ahmed, Naeem Raza Hamdani, Syed Salman Ali, Muhammad Zeeshan Khan, Hafeezud Din, PJP

3.     Malakoplakia of appendix: A case report, Syed Salman Ali, Rabia Ahmed, Shoaib Naiyar Hashmi, Pak Armed Forces Med J 2017; 67 (3): 488-90. 488

5.     Clinicopathological characteristics of triple negative breast cancer, Rabia Ahmed, Hafeez Ud Din, Saeed Afzal, Iqbal Muhammad, Shoaib Naiyar Hashmi, Naeem Raza Hamdani, PAFMJ

2.     Pediatric chromophobe renal cell carcinoma : A case report and review of literature, Syed Salman Ali, Rabia Ahmed, Shoaib Naiyar Hashmi, Iqbal Muhammad, Saeed Afzal, syed Naeem Raza Hamdani, PJP

4.     Immunohistochemical expression of epidermal growth factor receptor in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, Moniba Zafar, Shoaib Naiyar Hashmi, Malik Jawad Faisal, Rabia Ahmed, Syed Salman Ali, JCPSP



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