The scope of our services includes specimen handling, specimen processing and analysis, reporting of test results and delivery of test reports/information to the requesting clinicians.
We are officially licensed by Ministry of Health, Singapore through the Licensing, Inspection & Audit Branch.
Our fully licensed Medical Laboratory offers a wide range of services in the following key sections:
Haematology & Immunohaematology
This section analyses patients’ blood, looking for abnormalities in red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma components relating to haemostasis (clotting factors). This section also provides blood and blood products for emergency situations and for transfusion patients who are going for surgery.
This section analyses the biochemical components in whole blood, serum, plasma, urine, and other body fluids (e.g. Cerebrospinal fluid, pleural fluid, ascitic fluid, gastric fluid etc.) for the diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of diseases as well as patient management. A range of specialized tests such as cardiac markers and tumour markers are also available.
Immunology & Serology
This section screens patients for infectious diseases like Hepatitis, Rubella, Mycoplasma, Dengue, Syphilis and HIV.
This section detects illnesses in patients due to bacteria, fungi and parasites. We use the proven BacT/Alert Microbial Detection System for the rapid detection and reporting of positive blood cultures by continuous and precise monitoring.
We are able to perform the 13C-Urea Breath test. The Urea breath test is a simple, non-invasive test conducted on a patient’s breath to detect H. pylori infection.
Body fluids, Stool and Urine Analysis
This section analyses patients’ body fluids, stool and urine to detect possible illnesses. This is done mostly by microscopic examination for cellular elements and parasites. Other methods include simple strip tests such the immunological method of occult blood detection.
Outpatient Phlebotomy Services
Phlebotomy services for outpatients are available during the outpatient operating hours at our two outpatient laboratories.
Our laboratories provide urgent and immediate medical testing for emergency situations where time is critical. For example, for tests with a short turnaround time, a STAT REPORT can be issued to the requesting clinician if it is indicated as such on the request form.
The Hospital Information System is fully integrated with the Laboratory Information System for laboratory tests management and reporting. These two systems provide a seamless platform for the flow of patient data, tests ordering to report generating.
Quality Assurance and Quality Control
The quality and accuracy of our patients’ test results is critical in our work. To ensure the integrity of our patients’ test results, internal QC & calibration processes are strictly monitored on a daily basis. We also participate in external quality assurance programmes to ensure the accurary of our patients’ test results.
Furthermore, our analyzers/instruments are kept up-to-date with advances in technology and we employ regular strict preventive and service maintenance regimes on all our analyzers/instruments.
We have a full complement of qualified and experienced staff in the various specialty sections. The technical competency of the staff is regularly assessed by the many National Proficiency Programmes that our laboratory participates in. Examples of some of these programmes are the testing for HIV antibodies, ABO and Rhesus blood grouping, malaria parasite and acid-fast bacilli.