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The various subspeciality laboratories in the department participate in locally and internationally recognised external quality proficiency testing programmes These programmes help us gauge our performance and standards against other participating laboratories.

Additionally, the department is accredited with the following:

  1. College of American Pathologists (CAP-USA)
  2. Ministry of Health, Licensing and Accreditation, Health Regulation Division
  3. Ministry of Health, HIV Testing Laboratory

Biochemistry/ Clinical Chemistry

College of American Pathologists (CAP-USA) Survey Programs


  • 25-OH Vitamin D (VITD) Total
  • AABB/ CAP Viral Markers series 1, 2, 5 & 6
  • Anti-Nuclear Antibody (ANA)
  • Blood Gas (AQ)
  • Blood Oximetry (SO)
  • Body Fluid Chemistry (FLD)
  • Cardiac Markers (CAR)
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Chemistry (M)
  • Cyclic Citrulinated Peptide Antibody (Anti-CCP) – (CCP)
  • C-reactive Protein (CRP)
  • General Chemistry & Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (CZ)
  • Glycohemoglobin (GH)
  • Homocysteine (HMS)
  • Immunology General (IG)
  • Immunology Special Limited (S4)
  • Insulin, C-peptide & PTH (ING)
  • Ketones (KET)
  • Ligand Special (Y & DY)
  • Ligand General (K)
  • NT-pro B-Type Natriuretic Peptides (BNP)
  • Procalcitonin (PCT)
  • Rheumatoid Factor (RF)
  • SARS-CoV-2 Serology (COVS)
  • Syphilis Serology/RPR (G)
  • Serum Alcohol (AL2)
  • Serum Free Light Chain (SFLC)
  • Tumour Markers (TM)
  • Urine Chemistry (U)


  • Coagulation (CGL)
  • Coagulation Special Testing, series 4 (CG S4)
  • ESR (ESR 3)
  • Expended Virtual Peripheral Blood Smear (EHE1)
  • Haematology Automated Differential Series (FH9)
  • Haemoglobinopathy Survey (HG)
  • Reticulocyte (RT4)

Blood Bank/Immunohaematology

  • Direct AntiGlobulin Testing (DAT)
  • Transfusion Medicine (J)
  • Transfusion Medicine – Automated (JAT)

Urinalysis/Routine Microscopy

  • Automated Body Fluid Cell Count (ABF2)
  • Automated Urinalysis (UAA)
  • Body Fluid Crystal (BFC)
  • Occult Blood (OCB)
  • Parasitology (P)
  • Postvasectomy Sperm Absence or presence manual method (PV1)
  • Urinalysis & Clinical Microscopy (CMP, CMMP)
  • Urine Drug Testing Screen (UDS6)

Royal College of Pathologists of Australia (RCPA) Survey Programs

  • Differential Program
  • D-Dimer
  • Dengue Serology
  • Haemostasis Program

National Proficiency Testing Programmes (NPT)

  • ABO Group/ Rhesus Type & Immunohaematology
  • HSA External Quality Assessment Programme on HbA1c Testing
  • Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) Screen
  • Malaria Parasite

United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Service Programmes

  • TSH Receptor Antibody

Inter-Laboratory Comparison

  • Adenosine Deaminase (ADA)
  • Hb-H Inclusion body

General Microbiology Laboratory

College of American Pathologists (CAP-USA) Survey Programs

  • Bacterial Antigen Detection (BAS)
  • Bacteriology (D)
  • Blood Culture (BCS)
  • Carbapenemase Detection (CRE)
  • Cryptococcal Antigen Detection (CRYP)
  • Expanded Bacteriology (DEX)
  • Fungal Smear (FSM)
  • GC Culture (D3)
  • Gram Stain (D5)
  • Group B Strep Detection (D8)
  • India Ink (IND)
  • Limited Mycobacteriology (E1)
  • Methicillin-resistant Staph aureus Screen (MRS)
  • Microbiology Bench Tools Competency (MBT)
  • Ticks, Mites, and Other Arthropods (TMO)
  • Urine Viable Count (MC3)
  • Vaginitis Screen, Virtual Gram Stain (VS2)
  • Virtual Gram Stain (Basic) Competency Challenge (VGS1)
  • Virtual Gram Stain (Advanced) Competency Challenge (VGS2)
  • Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE)
  • Yeast (F1)

National Proficiency Testing Programmes (NPT)

  • National Proficiency Testing Program for AFB (Ministry of Health, Singapore)

Molecular Microbiology Laboratory

College of American Pathologists (CAP-USA) Survey Programs

  • Bacterial Blood Culture Molecular (BCM)
  • Carbapenem-resistant Organisms (CRO)
  • Clostridium difficile Detection (CDF)
  • C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae (HC7)
  • Hepatitis B Viral Load (HBVL)
  • Hepatitis C Viral Load (HCV2)
  • HIV Viral Load (HV2)
  • Infectious Disease Respiratory Panel (IDR)
  • Meningitis / Encephalitis Panel (IDME)
  • Molecular MTB ID & Resistance Detect (MTBR)
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification, Viruses (ID1)
  • Pneumonia Panel (IDPN)
  • SARS-CoV-2 PCR (COV2)

Royal College of Pathologists of Australia (RCPA) Survey Programs

  • Molecular Detection of Gastrointestinal Bacterial Pathogens (MGP)
  • Molecular Hepatitis B DNA (MHB)
  • Molecular Hepatitis C RNA (MHC)
  • Molecular HIV RNA (MHIV)
  • Molecular Influenza (MAV)

Instand (German) Survey Programs

  • Fungal Genome Detection-Pneumocystis jirovecii (560)
  • Genome Detection of Coronaviruses (340)
  • Legionella DNA (536)
  • Toxoplasma gondii DNA (457)
  • Virus Genome Detection-HBV (361)
  • Virus Genome Detection-HCV (362)
  • Virus Genome Detection-HIV (360)

QCMD (UK) Survey Programs

  • Legionella pneumophila DNA (LPDNA)
  • MERS Coronavirus (MERS)
  • SARS-CoV-2 PCR (SCV2)
  • Stool PCR (E coli)
  • Toxoplasma gondii DNA (TGDNA)

Histo/Cytopathology Laboratories

College of American Pathologists (CAP-USA) Survey Programs

  • CAP Immunohistochemistry Program (MK)
  • CAP Gastric Her2 Program (G Her2)
  • CAP CD117 (CKIT) Immunohistochemistry Program (PM1)
  • CAP ER/PgR Immunohistochemistry Program (PM2)
  • CAP In Situ Hybridization Program (ISH)
  • CAP Her2 Immunohistochemistry Program
  • CAP Histotechnology IHC Biopsy Series HQIHC Program
  • CAP Histotechnology Biopsy Series HQIP Bx Program
  • CAP Histotechnology Quality Improvement Program (HQIP)
  • CAP Gynaecologic Cytopathology Program (PAPJ)
  • CAP Non-gynaecologic Cytopathology Program (NGC)
  • CAP Fine Needle Aspiration Glass Slide Program (FNAG)
  • CAP Performance Improvement Program (PIP)
  • CAP Histotechnology Mismatch Repair IHC Program (HQMMR)
  • CAP Histotechnology Gastrointestinal Biopsy Series (HQBx1)
  • CAP Histotechnology Dermatologic Biopsy Series (HQBx2)
  • CAP CD20 Immunohistochemistry Tissue Microarray (PM3)
  • CAP Immunohistochemistry Tissue Microarray (PM5)
  • CAP Histotechnology Urogenital Tract Series (HQBx3)
  • DNA Mismatch Repair Survey (MMR)
  • P16 Immunohistochemistry Tissue Microarray
  • CD30 Immunohistochemistry Tissue Microarray
  • c-Myc/Bcl-2 Immunohistochemistry Tissue Microarray (MYCB (C-MYC/BCL2)
  • Dermatopathology Immunohistochemistry (DPIHC)
  • Histotechnology Targeted Therapy (HQTAR)