Target Pathology Laboratory has had an outstanding journey in the last 3 decades of its existence. It has evolved and grown in standards in that time as well. The journey started with Dr Peter M. Atkinson in 1993.Atkinson Pathology Laboratory was born out of Dr Atkinson’s entrepreneurial zeal to set up a pathology laboratory that will compete with the two main private laboratories in South Africa at that time. He wanted a laboratory that will eliminate the bureaucratic bottlenecks that burdened the main private laboratories.
He has worked for one of those laboratories as a business manager/business director for over15 years before resigning to start Atkinson Lab.
In January 2007, with the arrival of new shareholders, the laboratory went through a robust overhaul, which included a rebranding phase and an operational re-engineering phase. Francis
Ike Igbo partnered with Dr Peter Mason Atkinson in January 2007, a move that saw the company adopting a new trading name change from atkinson Pathology Laboratory to Target Pathology Laboratory.
Situated at 15 Raleigh Street in Yeoville, Johannesburg back then. This made Target Laboratory a BEE company.
In 2013 the laboratory acquired their own building in Park town to serve as its main central laboratory and head office. However, due to rapid growth and increasing staff complement the company had to move again in September 2013 from Parktown to the current location in Booysen, Johannesburg to adequately accommodate the growing staff growing complement.