al mokhtabar is the largest private medical laboratory testing company in the Middle East, providing diagnostic laboratory services, pathological and clinical tests for medical communities in Egypt. The company offers a portfolio of over than 1,200 clinical analysis in the areas of immunology, hematology/coagulation, clinical chemistry, parasitology, microbiology/infectious diseases, toxicology, cytology, surgical pathology, flowcytometry, molecular biology and cytogenetics.
We are constantly refining our portfolio in terms of units & medical tests. Check out this section and learn about all the new medical tests that we add to our vast array of 1200 tests!
Every business has to abide by certain quality measures and standards to ensure the best service. In no field is this more applicable than in the medical field! At the end of the day, we deal with health, the corner stone of everyone’s life. Because we believe this and take it to heart, we are constantly striving to improve our quality control measures on all fronts.
The Pathology Unit is an integral part of al mokhtabar medical laboratories and as such, employs the some of the most highly qualified staff in Egypt.
Our pathology unit is headed by Prof. Dr Ahmed Abdel El Aziz, Professor of Pathology at Cairo University. Dr. Ahmed’s responsibilities include: interpretation & diagnosis of cases, intra-lab consultation & diagnosis of referred inter-lab consultation cases.
The unit also employs 10 professional histopathologists, with 5 of them with PHD’s and the rest have a Masters degree. Our histopathologists are responsible for gross pathological dissection & description and interpretation & diagnosis of cases.
In addition to our medical team, we also use the experience of 6 well trained histopathology technicians, whose responsibilities include processing, embedding, cutting and staining.
Every pathology unit needs the input of a professional staff and the support of the right equipment & materials for the best output. Our lab includes different areas to fulfill the different requirements of every stage of specimen preparation to diagnosis.
Surgical specimen cutting areas fulfill international safety guidelines and the latest apparatus, is used in processing, embedding and cutting.
Our immunohistochemistry area is supplied with an automated system called Vantana (Roche Diagnostics) an automated cytology screening unit.
We offer a wide array of specialized services including:
Our Quality Control & Safety Measures
al mokhtabar Pathology unit is one of the units that was inspected by the Collage of American Pathologists on April 2010 and received the CAP accreditation. CAP accreditation means that our pathologists follow the international standardized protocols for diagnosis of surgical pathology/cytology and immunohistochemistry cases.
In addition the pathology unit already passed the CAP PT Survey for 2009 and 2010 and received the certificates for these surveys. We follow the CAP instructions concerning the contents of pathology reports which include full patient data, specimen type, gross description, microscopic description, diagnosis, suggestions and recommendations.
In order to satisfy the regulations of CAP, we also store the tissue blocks in a cool, dry place by accession number for ten years, so the location of blocks and material deposition is readily available and institutions needing their blocks returned because of patient, physician or legal requirements can have their blocks returned by request to the pathology unit.