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The Department of Laboratory Medicine at the National University Hospital provides comprehensive Clinical Laboratory Services. We offer an extensive test menu that supports our health care professionals in screening, diagnosing and treating patients within NUH and the region.


Routine patient testing is performed in our automated and technologically up-to-date chemistry and haematology track systems in the NUH Core Laboratory facility. Our other laboratories are adjacent to the Core Laboratory to facilitate sample reception and distribution to these laboratories also utilise the most modern technology in their field.


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.  


The Department of Laboratory Medicine is staffed with pathologists with training and certification 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.


Our professional staff are available for clinical consultation, and our qualified medical technologists are proficient in responding to enquiries regarding testing, billing, and reporting of results.


NUH Laboratory Medicine – for NUH client enquiries



NUH Referral Laboratory (NRL) Services – for external client enquiries