3212-Medical and Pathology Laboratory Technicians

Job Title: 

Medical and Pathology Laboratory Technicians

Job Description: 

Medical and pathology laboratory technicians perform clinical tests on specimens of bodily fluids and tissues in order to obtain information about the health of a patient or cause of death.


Tasks include:

  • conducting chemical analysis of body fluids, including blood, urine, and spinal fluid to determine presence of normal and abnormal components
  • operating, calibrating and maintaining equipment used in quantitative and qualitative analysis, such as spectrophotometers, calorimeters, flame photometers, and computer-controlled analysers
  • entering data from analysis of laboratory tests and clinical results into records-keeping systems and reporting results to medical practitioners and other health professionals
  • analysing samples of biological material for chemical content or reaction
  • setting up, cleaning, and maintaining laboratory equipment
  • analysing laboratory findings to check the accuracy of the results
  • establishing and monitoring programmes to ensure the accuracy of laboratory results and developing, standardising, evaluating, and modifying procedures, techniques and tests used in the analysis of specimens
  • obtaining specimens, cultivating, isolating and identifying micro-organisms for analysis
  • examining cells stained with dye to locate abnormalities
  • inoculating fertilised eggs, broths, or other bacteriological media with organisms
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Blood bank technician
Medical laboratory technician
Haematology technician
Pathology technician

This unit group excludes

Medical pathologist (2214)
Veterinary technician (3240)

Specific Occupations: 

Medical and pathology laboratory technician

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore