Introduction and Background Information

The Department of Pathology is located on the underground floor of the main hospital building. The Department has four working Units, namely; Histopathology, Cytology, Mortuary and Cancer registry Units. Pathology Department provides highly specialized diagnostic services to KCMC and other neighbouring hospitals within and outside the region.

Services Available

  1. Routine histopathology.
  2. Immunohistochemistry for various disease characterization and prognostication.
  3. Histo-chemical (special staining) testing for various disease confirmations.
  4. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC).
  5. Effusion fluid cytology.
  6. Cervical PAP smear analysis.
  7. Seminal fluid analysis.
  8. Postmortem examination services, both medico-legal and clinical.
  9. Expert consultation and second opinion.
  10. Embalming as well as body storage services.
  11. Clinical research.
  12. Teaching and supervising medical and paramedical students.

Pathology Department has a strong collaboration with Nijmegen University of The Netherlands, American Society for Clinical Pathology and Duke University of the USA whereby senior pathologists have been regularly visiting the KCMC and provide consultation services. The Department is equipped with modern Telepathology platform facility that allows external expert consultations, continuous remote education, quality assessment and research.

HOD: Dr. Alex Mremi


Our Core values

We are guided by our mission to improve the health of our patients and community through innovation, and excellence in care, education, research and service.


We pursue superior performance and quality to build and preserve the Hospital’s clinical and organizational strength.


We are devoted to providing a warm, friendly and caring environment in which patients can recover and get well soon.


We are dedicated to offering patients and their families quality and efficient health care and medica services


We are an institution that inspires our staff and personnel to achieve the extraordinary and develop the best careers.