Scope of Services

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) is part of the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and is the main provider of diagnostic laboratory services and sole provider of some national laboratory services in the State of Qatar.

We provide a wide repertoire of tests from 29 different sections within the Department, ensuring a comprehensive, internationally accredited Pathology service is delivered to the population of Qatar. The testing services include rapid response testing as well as specialized and sub-specialty pathology and laboratory medicine services. We are supported by a highly skilled, specialized and experienced workforce that provides the knowledge and expertise to deliver our high quality service.

For details on the tests offered by our laboratories, specimen requirements, turnaround times and other useful test information, please see under Lab Guide. Please contact the relevant laboratory section if the test is not available in the Lab Guide.

Testing priorities:

  • Critical/STAT Testing: Result usually reported within 1 hour of sample reception in the laboratory (Note: for some tests such as those in anatomical pathology, turnaround times for STAT tests may vary. Please refer to the specific test information in the Lab Guide)
  • Expedited Testing: Upon a valid request these specimens will be performed prior to routine testing and reported accordingly
  • Routine Testing: Result reported within the turnaround time specified in the Lab Guide from sample reception in the laboratory

Types of services:

  • Clinical Laboratory Testing Services including routine and specialized Hematology, Chemistry and Toxicology
  • Surgical/Anatomic Pathology Services including Cytology, Precision Medicine Diagnostics and Autopsy
  • Diagnostic Infection Services including Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Biology and Mycobacteriology
  • Phlebotomy Services
  • Management and oversight of Point of Care Testing (POCT)
  • Rapid Response Laboratory Services
  • Therapeutic and Donor Apheresis phlebotomy
  • Transfusion Medicine and Donor Services
  • Cellular Therapy Laboratory Services
  • Diagnostic Genomics Services including Molecular Genetics, Cytogenetics, Solid tumors, Hemato-oncology, Hereditary Cancers and Rare Diseases
  • Clinical Immunology Services including Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
  • Pre-analytical (Central Specimen Reception) and Referral Laboratory Services (available for a limited number of tests that cannot be performed on-site)
  • Specimen collection and drop off services through in-patient and out-patient collection areas
  • National referral/diagnostic laboratory services and national screening programs for the State of Qatar as follows:
    • National Blood Service
    • National Newborn Screening Program and diagnostic biochemical genetics testing for metabolic disorders
    • National Premarital Screening Program
    • National Sickle Cell Screening Program
    • National Influenza Surveillance Center
    • National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory
    • Cellular Therapy Program
    • National Cancer Screening Program
    • National COVID-19 Reference Laboratory