Center of Pathology Diagnostics & Research Laboratories


Center Of Pathology Diagnostics & Research Laboratories (CPDRL) is an accredited medical laboratory that encompasses five pathology disciplines, namely Anatomic Pathology, Chemical Pathology, Haematology & Transfusion Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Forensic Medicine. CPDRL caters for both diagnostic and research service. It is located on the first floor of the UiTM Medical Specialist Centre (UiTMMSC), UiTM Sungai Buloh Campus and on the 5th floor of the UiTM Medical Specialist Centre, UiTM Selayang Campus.

CPDRL Services


    Anatomic Pathology Unit provides the following services:
    a) Histopathology - Macroscopic and microscopic examination of tissue specimens with interpretive diagnosis. This includes formalin-fixed specimens as well as fresh specimens for frozen section.
    b) Cytology - Diagnostic and screening services based on the morphologic study of cells. It is divided into two categories
    i) Gynae based cytology
    ii) Non-gynae based cytology – Fine needle aspiration cytology, brushings and fluid cytology.

    Chemical Pathology deals with detecting changes in a wide range of substances (e.g. electrolytes, blood gases, enzymes, glucose, proteins, lipids, hormones, etc.) in the blood and body fluids in association with many diseases. Services provided include the pre-analysis, analysis and interpretation of biochemical changes in serum / plasma and body fluids for screening, diagnosing, and monitoring of diseases, as well as consultation for diagnostic and research purposes.


    a) Routine haematological tests [CBC, Reticulocytes count, ESR, Coagulation profile (PT, APTT, INR), fibrinogen, thrombin time and peripheral blood film].

    b) Transfusion services in collaboration with the National Blood Bank.


    Medical Microbiology provides the following services:

    a) Diagnostic and research services which comprise of bacteriology, virology, mycology, immunology and parasitology.

    b) Participation in hospital infection control activities related to antibiotic monitoring and surveillance, as well as control and prevention of hospital acquired infections.

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Achievement and Future Direction

  • CPDRL was awarded the MS ISO 15189:2007 laboratory accreditation on the 31st December 2014.
  • CPDRL is continually upgrading its test repertoire and services offered to reflect the current medical development.

Anatomic Pathology

03-61265053 / 5244

Chemical Pathology Haematology & Transfusion Medicine

03-61265215 / 5209

Medical Microbiology

03-61265246 / 5247

CPDRL Selayang