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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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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, CO2 incubator, gel electrophoresis system and UV transilluminator, to costly but essential instruments like nucleic acid purification plant and another state-of-the-art flow cytometer. Workload related to the use of these instruments has increased manifolds, as more and more people in the medical profession come to know about the application and existence of relevant laboratory services.
Distinctive Competence
1. One of the few departments, where maximum immunodeficiency workup is available

2. Tissue Typing HLA Class I,II being performed in the dept by serology and molecular techniques

3. Micro Beads Array being performed by modern techniques in the dept

4. One of the few recognized departments by CPSP for FCPS training in Immunology
Facilities
  • Immunophenotyping for haematologic malignancies
  • Immunodeficiency workup
  • Immune Autoimmune disorder and investigation
  • Transplant related to procedures
  • Workup for allergies
Latest Publications
1.     Afshan N, Bashir MM, Tipu HN, Hussain M. Optimization of in house PCR SSP for HLA-B27 alleles. Biomedical reports.

3.     Hussain M, Bashir MM, Ahmed D, Tipu HN. Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency Type 1 with Low Expression of CD 11b. JCPSP

5.     Hussain M, Bashir M, Tipu HN, Khan SW, Afshan N. Prevalence of common food allergens among patients referred to tertiary care center. PAFMJ

2.     Hussain M, Bashir MM, Ahmed D, Tipu HN, Afshan N. Hyper IgE Syndrome (HIES) with Partial T Lymphocytes Deficiency. JCPSP

4.     Tipu HN, Ahmed D, Bashir MM, Asif N. Significance of testing thyroid stimulating hormone and free T4 in patients of autoimmune thyroid disorders. JTR

6.     Tipu HN, Bashir MM. Prevalence of Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) B27 among patients of spondyloarthropathies referred to a tertiary care center. PAFMJ

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