Our Pathology Laboratory at Zulekha Hospital Dubai is one among the first few hospital based laboratories in the United Arab Emirates to be accredited by the College of American Pathologists in the year 2012 (considered as the gold standard for quality in laboratory services). We provide referring doctors and patients, a comprehensive selection of diagnostic laboratory tests and services and operate 24 hours a day. All routine in-house laboratory reports are completed in 4 hours and stat reports are completed in 1 hour. Reporting is done online and also available on the internet for patients to see (password access).
Zulekha Hospital laboratory offers automated solutions for the clinical chemistry, haematology, microbiology, immunology and general pathology sections. This enables them to perform more than 90% of the tests in real-time. The laboratory is directed by an experienced consultant pathologist. With a team of skilled personnel, modern equipment, technology and support system, the laboratory strives to continually improve its processes. We have strived to benchmark ourselves with international standards and best practices, thus ensuring satisfaction and service excellence at all times.
The laboratory is staffed by adequate number of employees including consultants, specialists, clinical scientists, quality assurance specialists, technical staff, and auxiliary staff. Pathologists and technical staff are licensed by the DHA. Our clinical laboratory staff are well experienced in their field. The patient population served by the pathology laboratory consists of new born, paediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric and pregnant patients seeking care at Zulekha hospitals.
Our Pathology Laboratory adheres to the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute guidelines (CLSI) for most of its procedures. In addition, the department follows a host of laboratory standards and clinical practice guidelines listed below:
- Haematology / Coagulation.
- General pathology.
- Transfusion Medicine.
- Point Of Care testing services in wards and clinics.
- Outsourcing: the department provides referral services to accredited reference laboratories for esoteric tests and tests that are not available in-house.
- Anatomical Pathology: available at ZH Sharjah.
- Cytology: available at ZH Sharjah.