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Laboratory Services  


Challenging career opportunities await you
Are you fascinated by Science and Medicine?
Are you interested Investigative challenges?

Do you possess the following qualities:
Ability to make clear and precise observations?
Ability to work accurately with attention to details?
Ability to do repetitive work without losing concentration?
Ability to perform under pressure?
Ability to organize and priorities work?
Have good eyesight and normal color vision?
Do the work you were meant to do…

Join the Department of Laboratory Services as:

  • Laboratory Assistant

  • Technician

  • Technologist 

  • Scientific Officer

Who are they?

Laboratory Assistant
They collect and prepare samples; clean, maintain and set up equipments for use; and may carry out simple laboratory tests. With experience and sometimes with further studies, it is possible to become Technicians.

The undertake similar duties too but more complex than the Laboratory Assistant and may also supervise other staff. They do most of the routine laboratory testing and prepare standard solutions for use in the laboratory. With experience and sometimes with further studies it is possible to became Technologists.

They have more training and responsibilities. They perform more complex tests, work with minimal supervision and often have to supervise other laboratory staff.

Scientific Officers
They are degree holders in Medical Laboratory Technology or related fields. They supervise the work of other laboratory staff and advise medical practitioners on the choice and interpretation of laboratory tests.

As a laboratory personnel you assist Health Centre Team in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients by collecting, performing analytical testing, assessing, interpreting and reporting patient result in accordance with standards of medical practice.


What do we do in the laboratory?

Clinical Chemistry
Perform routine and specialized chemistry test to assist doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients.

Process of biopsy samples taken from patients during surgery or post-mortem examinations for microscopic examination by the pathology.

Prepare and stain smears of body tissue or fluids and examine them under the microscope, to detect cancer cells or cell changes that may lead to cancer or any other diseases.

Haematology / Blood Transfusion
Examine blood; study its disorder so that blood related diseases can be diagnosed. They work out the suitability of blood for transfusion.

Culture, isolated, identify and perform sensitively tests on bacteria.

Virology / Immunology / Serology
Perform routine and specialized laboratory tests to detect the presence of antigen/antibody in blood or samples taken from patients.

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Challenging Opportunities await you at the Department of Laboratory Services.

A simple blood test could save your life