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Laboratory has based itself on a concept of laboratory analysis that is both multidisciplinary and specialized, seeking excellence, innovation and technological investment in all its activities. Laboratory carries out a broad panel of tests of high medical relevance, to satisfy needs of our patients and clinicians.Services include but not limited to:

Histopathology:
This traditional medical discipline is based on the microscopic examination of diseased cells and tissues, and plays a key role in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, notably cancers.
UDH Laboratory is particularly skilled and recognized locally for its expertise in gynecological pathology, liver disease, urology, gastroenterology, hemapathology, nephrology and dermatology, using liquid based cytology, evaluating thin-layer cervico-vaginal smears, Immunoperoxidase stains for oncopathological cases with a wide variety of special stains.

Clinical Microbiology:
The section detects and identifies human pathogens, especially those which require experience and expertise to culture. Isolation and identification are followed by antibiotic sensitivity testing, essential steps towards the prescription of an effective course of treatment.
The laboratory can detect fungi, and identify common human intestinal, blood and pulmonary parasites. Diagnosing mycobacterial infections is a priority at our laboratory.
Also it plays a cornerstone rule in Infection control by detecting organisms of high concern to Infection Control personnel, diagnosing Healthcare-associated infections and processing the samples for Surveillance or routine screening.

Hematology and Blood Bank:
Hematology covers the study of blood cells and clotting function. This means addressing fundamental pathological problems, some of which are major public health priorities such as the diagnosis of blood malignancies, and how to assess risk factors for thrombosis.
The Blood Bank is serving as a backbone for our hospital providing blood and blood products 24 hours a day 7 day a week for all emergency cases and scheduled ones, utilizing reference techniques and procedure for providing a safe blood and blood products through donor meticulous screening, cross-matching, blood grouping, antibody typing and titration, also performing therapeutic plasmapharesis for patients.

Chemistry:
The section is active in a series of broad areas: general biochemistry (for which most tests has TAT of 2 hours); tumor markers; quantitative drug determination; investigation of digestive function; electrophoresis; and specific protein assays.

Endocrinology and Serology:
Many parameters are routinely measured in serum, or plasma, and metabolites can be assayed in urine, including steroids (androgens, oestrogens), peptides (ACTH, ADH, Peptide C, ...) and proteins (gonadotropin, prolactin, TSH, HCG,...) for the investigation of the function of all endocrine glands, including the thyroid, the gonads, the pituitary gland, the adrenal cortex, the pancreas and the placenta.

Serological tests can be used to screen for or diagnose viral (HBV, HCV, HSV, CMV, EBV, and HIV), fungal and parasitic infectious diseases, and assess the subject s immune status which is of particular importance to pregnant women and the immunodeficient. A range of techniques are used in the department to detect antigen-antibody binding.

Microscopy:
Offering a comprehensive routine examination for stool, urine, semen, and other body fluids utilizing direct examination, staining techniques, and special procedures to identify, characterize, and report possible human pathogens.