Pathology and laboratory Medicine in Al-Ahli Hospital is divided into different sections:
For the uncommon and rare diagnostic laboratory examinations, specimen are collected, processed and sent out to our reference laboratory in Germany.
HEMATOLOGY / BLOOD BANK SECTION:
Two Advia 2120 platforms, Abbott CELL-DYN 3700, ACL advance, Humased are used in hematology section. While refrigerated centrifuge, Helmer plasma thawer, Helmer platelet incubator and rotator are used in the blood bank.
For the purpose of safety, quality and facilitating the work, the section is equipped by modern machines e.g. Vitek 2 Compact, Bactec 9120, Clinical 500 and safety cabinet hood.
Immulite 2000, Advia Centur XP, Abbott AXSYM and VIDAS are used as the main machines for serological determination.
There are two phlebotomy rooms in the laboratory to provide the services to walk away community patients.
HISTOPATHOLOGY & CYTOLOGY SECTION:
In the cytology section examination of fluids, smears, brushing & washings is done. Various cytological tests are doneas the following:
1- Gynecological Cytology (Pap’s Smear):
2- Non-gynecological Cytology:
3- Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC):
It’s a well established, accurate, safe, inexpensive and rapid diagnostic test that is routinely used as the first step in the evaluation of various mass lesions e.g. breast mass, thyroid swelling, lymph node enlargement, soft tissue masses etc. It is also used for different diagnosis of benign versus malignant process and to determine the nature of disease process. For the purpose of safety, quality and facilitating the work, the section is equipped by some modern machines e.g. liquid base cytology, LEICA tissue processor, LEICA microtome, LEICA slide cover slipper, LEICA staining machine and LEICA cryostat for frozen section.