Timeline

Roadmap

1983
February 01

1

Dr. A S Chughtai founded Lahore Lab. Three rooms, three technicians, and one pathologist.
1985
January 01

2

Lahore Lab started the first lab outreach program in Pakistan by opening a STAT Lab on Jail Road.

1986
January 01

3

Lahore Lab started blood bank services with donor screenings.

1987
January 01

4

ELISA based hepatitis and hormone testing started.

1988
January 01

5

Fine Needle Aspiration services started.

1989
January 01

6

Semi-Automated chemistry analyzer installed, leading to faster and more reliable test results, Lahore Lab changed the logo.

1997
January 01

7

Dr. Chughtai renamed the lab as ‘Chughtais Lahore Lab’

2000
January 01

8

Outreach program extended beyond Lahore. Locations opened in Gujranwala, Okara and Faisalabad.

2001
January 01

9

Customized Lab software by the name of ‘Nexus’ software developed and installed.

2006
January 01

10

CLL became the launch customer for abbot Architect Ci8200 integrated chemistry and immunology instrument.

2007
January 01

11

‘NEXUS PRO’ software developed and installed.

2009
January 01

12

Locations opened in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

2010
January 01

13

Bar code sample labeling and tracking enabled two-way interface between instrument and lab software.

2011
January 01

14

In back to back years, the lab set the example for community service during dengue fever outbreaks. In 2011 over a period of two months, more than 125,000 CBC tests performed for free or at subsidized rate.
Chughtai Lahore achieved ISO 15189 standard.
Multan Stat Lab opened.

2012
January 01

15

Chughtais Lahore Lab installed the Abbott m2000 automated PCR system.
Free home visit service began in Lahore.
Locations opened in Bahawalpur and Sargodha.

2013
January 01

16

Chughtai Lab approved for FCPS training in Hematopathology and Histopathology. Locations opened in Sukkur, Peshawar, Larkana and Jacobabad.

2015
January 01

17

Chughtais Lahore Lab renamed as ‘Chughtai Lab’.

2016
January 01

18

Chughtai Lab opened in Karachi.

2017
December 12

19

Chughtai Lab introduces:
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03-111-456-789

2018
January 01

20

Chughtai Medical Centre and Chughtai Lab Sehat Services

2019
January 01

21

Chughtai Lab Head Office inaugurated
– 1 Central Lab
– 6 Stat Labs
– 200 Locations
– 30 Consultant Pathologists
– 32 Resident Pathologists
– more than 200 BSc/MSc/MPhil lab scientists

July 01

22

Complete radiology services launched in Lahore

December 01

23

Pakistan’s largest home sampling fleet launched

2020
March 01

24

Chughtai Lab leads from the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic

2021
January 01

25

Chughtai Healthcare launches Vaccination Centers across Pakistan

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