Arsho Medical Laboratories extends back to 1972 when the Armenian Dr Arshavier Terzian, immigrated to Ethiopia and formed the first private medical laboratory practice in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Dr. Arshavier practices grew gradually over the years. In time Arsho Medical Laboratory established the medical laboratory practice became a well-known and respected name in the local medical environment. Dr. Arshavier passed away in 2002, then immediately after his death the business has been taken over by his inheritors, his son and daughter who reside in the USA at the time. In 2004 both the son and daughter transferred their holdings to three Ethiopian nationals and left the business.