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Academia, Level 7
Singapore 169856


The Division of Pathology offers a comprehensive range of laboratory tests for diagnosis, management and prevention of a wide variety of diseases. The professional staff are experienced in advising on the interpretation of test results pertaining to conditions such as metabolic disorders, cancers and infectious diseases. 

The Client & Specimen Management Section of the Division of Pathology is the collection and reception centre for specimens sent from other hospitals, clinics, laboratories and referring organisations. For more information on the tests and services provided by the division, please refer to "Pathology Laboratory Services" .


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Clinical Services

Clinical Biochemistry

  • Routine Biochemical Profiles (Including Renal/ Liver/ Lipid/ Electrolyte/ Cardiac/ Anemia/ Blood Gas Panels)
  • Hormones (Including Thyroid/Reproductive/Adrenal Panels)
  • Tumour Markers (Including Urine Catecholamines, Urine Metanephrines, Chromogranin A, Pancreatic Polypeptide)
  • Bone Markers (Procollagen Type 1 N-terminal Propeptide)
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (Immunosuppressants by LC-MS/MS, Carbamazepine, Lithium, Phenobarbitone, Phenytoin, Valproic Acid )
  • Vitamins (Including A, B12, E)
  • Trace Metals (Including Aluminium, Arsenic, Cadmium, Copper, Chromium, Lead, Manganese, Mercury, Selenium, Zinc)
  • Specific Proteins (Including Complement 3 and 4, CCP-Antibody, C-peptide, Ig G subclasses, Prealbumin)
  • Myeloma Panels (Including Free Light Chains)

Histopathology & Cytology

  • Gynaecological Cytology (Pap smears)
  • Non-gynaecological Cytology
  • Routine & Specialised Surgical Biopsies
  • Frozen Section Service
  • Consultation Service
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Immunofluorescence
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Tissue preparation for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/Molecular
  • Academic Autopsy
  • Tissue for crystal detection (preferably without fixative)


  • Bacteriology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Mycobacteriology
  • Immunology
  • Virology


  • Chromosome Karyotyping
  • Cancer Cytogenetics including Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)
  • Cytogenomic Microarray Analysis (CMA)

SGH Blood Bank Blood Tranfusion Test

  • ABO Rh Typing
  • Antibody Screening
  • Antibody Titration
  • Direct Coomb's Test
  • Indirect Coomb's Test
  • Compatibility Tests

National Laboratories

  • National Reference HIV Laboratory
  • National Poliomyelitis Laboratory
  • National Reference Laboratory For Acid-Fast Bacilli (Smear) Testing

24-Hour Service

The following tests are available on a 24-hour basis:

  • Biochemical Tests
  • Routine Biochemical Profiles
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Drugs (Paracetamol and Salicylates)

Blood Transfusion Service

Please refer to SGH Blood Bank listing above


Anatomical Pathology

The Department of Anatomical Pathology was formed in 2017 after a restructuring for Division of Pathology.

Clinical Pathology

The Department of Clinical Pathology provides a comprehensive integrated care with quality laboratory testing and efficient operations.


All diagnostic information from the microbiology laboratory is contingent on the quality of specimen received.

Molecular Pathology

The Molecular Laboratory offers tests for the detection of a wide range of infectious agents by molecular methods.

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