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Diagnostic Oral Pathology was one of the services provided by the Craniofacial Sciences Laboratory, School of Dental Sciences in its early days. In 2013, the Oral Pathology Laboratory was established as a separate entity, to solely cater for the diagnostic services.

The laboratory is located on the first floor, School of Dental Sciences Building, utilizing the same location and support staff from the Craniofacial Sciences Laboratory. In general, the service provided is routine histopathological examination (HPE).

In December 2015, the Oral Pathology Laboratory obtained MS ISO 15189 certificate of accreditation for its diagnostic histopathology (oral pathology) service from the Department of Standards Malaysia.

“The Hospital University Sains Malaysia (HUSM) medical laboratories are committed to practice good professionalism and ensure the standard of laboratory services satisfies the expectation of customers in accordance with international standard. The laboratories pledge to maintain and continually improve its quality management system in order to ensure excellence in the provision of the laboratory services and patients’ safety ”.

Diagnostic Histopathology (Oral Pathology) 

Specimen Tested

  • Surgical Oral Pathology (Formalin-fixed tissue)

Type of Test

  • Histology Examination

Diagnostic services are provided for patients treated at:

Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia

  • Klinik Pakar Pergigian (KPP-G)
  • Klinik Rawatan Keluarga (Dental) (KRK-G)
  • Klinik Pembelajaran Pergigian (Policlinic A,B,C,D)
  • Operation theater, wards, clinics and laboratories

Other Facilities

  • Our laboratory is also ready to receive specimen/slide/tissue block from government hospitals, private hospitals and USAINS.

To open the Lab Service Manual, please click HERE

 (download links will be updated)

  • OPRF Form (download HERE)

A standard Oral Pathology Request Form. Can also be obtained from our lab.

  • Request Letter for Non Diagnostic Use (download HERE)

A request letter of Human Biopsy Tissue/Surgical Specimen/Slide/Tissue Block/Patient's Data for Non Diagnostic use.

Operating hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: 8.10 am till 4.55 pm
Thursday: 8.10 am till 4.40 pm
We are closed on Friday, Saturday and Public Holidays  


Oral Pathology Laboratory Address
1st Floor, School of Dental Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus
16150 Kubang Kerian,
Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
Phone : +6 09-767 5780 / 5781 

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