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Pathology Overview

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" .

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


Staff MembersSub-Specialty
Senior Consultant & Head, Blood Bank Lab & Cytogenetics Lab
 Tien Sim Leng MBBS, M Med (Int Med), FAMS, FRCPA, Clinical Assoc. Professor (NUS), Adjunct Assoc. Professor (Duke-NUS), Adjunct Assoc. Professor (NTU)Haematopathology, Transfusion Medicine, Cytogenetics
Senior Consultant
Dr Inny Busmanis MBBS, FRCPA, FAMSHistopathology
Chairman, Division of Pathology & Senior Consultant
Prof Tan Puay Hoon MBBS, FRCPA, FAMS, MD, FRCPath, MIAC, ProfessorHistopathology, Cytology
Senior Consultant & Head, Clinical Biochemistry, Satellite Labs & Client & Specimen Management
Assoc Prof Yeo Chin Pin MBBS, FRCPA, FAMSChemical Pathology
Senior Consultant & Head, Cytology & Histopathology
Dr Hwang Siok Gek, Jacqueline MBBS,FRCPA, FAMSHistopathology, Cytology
Senior Consultant & Head, Molecular Pathology
Dr Oon Lin Ean, Lynette BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCP, FRCPAMicrobiology, Virology
Senior Consultant
Dr Angela Takano Physician & Surgeon'sDegree, (Mayor De San Marcos) AM.BD. Anatomical & Clinical Pathology, AM.BD. CytopathologyHistopathology, Cytology
Dr Busmanis Inese Aisma MBBS, FRCPA, FAMSHistopathology, Cytology
Dr Chan Kian Sing MBBS, FRCPAMicrobiology
Associate Consultant
 Goh Chin Hong, Ronald MBBS, FRCPAHistopathology, Cytology
Senior Consultant
Dr Ho Liam Pock MBBS, FRCPAHaematopathology
Dr Jabed Iqbal MD, AM.BD. PathologyHistopathology, Cytology
Dr Kesavan s/o Sittampalam MBBS, FRCPA, MBAHistopathology, Cytology
Dr Khor Li Yan MBBCh, Diplomate in American Board of Pathology in Cytology, Diplomate American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical)Histopathology (Genitourinary Pathology) and Cytopathology
Senior Consultant
 Lai Siang Hui MBBS, DMJ (Path), FRCPath, Adjunct Associate ProfessorHistopathology
Dr Lee Ming MBChBHistopathology, Cytology
Senior Consultant
Dr Leornard Tan Hwan Cheong MBBS, MRCPath, FAMSHistopathology, Cytology
Dr Leow Wei Qiang MBBS, FRCPA, FAMSHistopathology, Cytology
Senior Consultant
 Lim Kiat Hon, Tony MBBS, FRCPath, FRCPA, Adjunct Assistant ProfessorHistopathology, Cytology
Assoc Prof Loh Hwai Liang, Alwin MBChB (Hons), FRCPathHistopathology, Cytology
Dr Michelle Chan Mei Fung MBBS, FRCPathHistopathology, Cytology
Dr Ngo Nye-Thane FRCPath (UK), MRCP(UK), MBBS, Postgrad Dip of LawGastrointestinal Pathology and Uropathology
Senior Consultant
 Sangeeta Mantoo FRCPath(UK) , MD (Pathology) , MBBSHistopathology and Cytopathology
Dr Selvarajan Sathiyamoorthy MBBS (India); PGDCP (India); FRCPath (UK); MCS (Singapore); FAMS (Singapore)Histopathology, Cytology
Visiting Consultant
 Sng Tsun Yee, Ivy MBBS, DPH, FRCPA, FAMS, Clinical Associate ProfessorHistopathology, Cytology
Senior Consultant
Dr Syed Salahuddin Ahmed MBBS, Diplomate AMBP (AP/CP/Cyto), FRCPAHistopathology, Cytology
Dr Tan Yongcheng Benjamin MBBS, FRCPath(UK), FAMSHistopathology, Cytology
Associate Consultant
Dr Tay Kwang Yong Timothy MBBS, FRCPath, FRCPA
Senior Consultant
Dr Wan Wei Keat MBChB, FRCPath(UK)Histopathology, Cytology
Emeritus Consultant
Assoc Prof Gilbert Chiang Shih Chuin
Dr Jimmy Sng Ewe Hui


Division Office:

20 College Road
Academia, Level 7
Singapore 169856
Tel: 6326 5287
Fax: 6222 6826
(for divisional matters only)

Last Modified Date :26 Apr 2019