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Laboratory Medicine

Established in May 1988, NUH's Department of Laboratory Medicine has evolved significantly over the years; both in our physical environment as well as in our process flow. We continuously keep abreast of and develop alongside evolving methodologies and technologies for clinical diagnostic use. Our departmental resources include automated and technologically up-to-date chemistry and haematology track systems in the NUH Core Laboratory, a fully certified BSL-3 facility at microbiology, well-equipped stem cell laboratory support, cytogenetics, and a mature molecular diagnosis centre.

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"We aim to lead in providing laboratory services designed to assist our customers with the diagnosis and treatment of disease, the promotion of health and the advancement of medical science"

We offer an extensive test menu that supports our healthcare professionals in screening, diagnosing and treating patients within NUH and the region. Comprehensive internal and external quality assurance programmes are in place to ensure high-quality patient testing. The laboratories are fully accredited by the College of American Pathologists, the Joint Commission International, the American Association of Blood Banks, and ISO 15189:2012, among others. 
 
The department is staffed with both medically and doctorate qualified staff who are trained and certified in many specialised areas including clinical chemistry, haematology, microbiology, transfusion medicine, molecular diagnostics, cytogenetics, flow cytometry and stem cell therapies. We also offer a comprehensive overseas referral service for tests not offered in Singapore.