The Department of
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) is a large and modern medical
laboratory recognized by different well-known accreditation bodies such as the Joint
Commission International Accreditation (JCIA), College of American Pathologists
(CAP), the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), Saudi Central Board for
Accreditation of Healthcare Institutes (CBAHI), International Organization for
Standardization (ISO-15189 and ISO-17025) and American Society for
Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI).
DPLM maintained its accreditation over the years.
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine supports the King Abdulaziz Medical City and King Abdullah Specialist Children’s Hospital laboratory in Riyadh.
It provides selected laboratory services to other regional hospitals, including King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, King Abdulaziz Hospital, Al Hasa, Al Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal Hospital, Dammam, and many primary healthcare clinics and polyclinics located throughout the Kingdom.
The DPLM operations include the Central Laboratory, Blood Bank and Blood Component Lab in the main hospital, and Blood Donor Center.
Recently, Health Affairs approved officially establishing the Central Laboratory as a Reference Laboratory to provide needed pathology and laboratory services to ALL facilities across the regions
Scope of Services
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is composed of different sections:
Anatomic Pathology: Histology, Cytology and Electron Microscopy.
Clinical Chemistry: Automated General Chemistry, Automated Hormone, Manual Special Chemistry, and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring.
Hematology: Routine Hematology, Special Hematology and Body Fluids, Coagulation, and Flow Cytometry and Molecular Pathology tests.
Immunopathology: Serology, Histocompatibility, and Flow Cytometry.
Microbiology: Bacteriology, Virology, AFB-Mycology, Parasitology and Environmental.
Molecular Pathology and Genetics: Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Pathology.
Point of Care Testing.
Pre-analytical Testing: Specimen Collection, Receiving and Processing.
Transfusion Medicine Services: Donor Center with an Apheresis Unit, Component Processing and Transfusion Services.
Lab Quality Management.
Lab Education and Training.
Lab Logistics and Services.
Dr. Abdulaziz Ajlan
Dr. Hanaa Salim Bamefleh
Laboratory Operations Deputy Chairman
Dr. Ali Hajeer
Laboratory Education Deputy Chairman and Immunology Section Head
Dr. Ali Fahad Al Othaim
Laboratory Toxicology Division Head
Dr. Areej Mofarih Al Moghairi
Hematology Division Head
Dr. Ahmed Suhaibani
Transfusion Medicine and Lab Info System Division Head
Dr. Saed Al Shieban
Anatomic Pathology Division Head
Dr. Ahmed Al Fares
Molecular Biology and Cytogenetics Division Head
Dr. Sameera Al Johani
Microbiology Division Head
Contact Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Phone: +966-11-8011111, Ext.: