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Medical Laboratory Technology is an integral part of the medical care system. Clinical laboratory testing is crucial to detecting and diagnosing diseases. Medical laboratory personnel work behind in the scenes, running the tests to help doctors diagnose illnesses and make decisions about patient treatments. These technicians examine and analyze body fluids, tissues and cells. They look for bacteria, parasites and other microorganisms. People in this field use automated equipment and sophisticated instruments capable of performing a number of tests simultaneously. Medical technologists work in five major areas of the laboratory i.e. in Blood Banking, Clinical Chemistry (chemical analysis of body fluids), Hematology (blood related), Immunology (study of immune system) and Microbiology (study of bacteria and other disease organisms). They also work in the areas of cyto technology (study of human tissue), phlebotomy, urinalysis, coagulation, parasitology and serology.

Medical Lab Technician Syllabus:

  • Biology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Personality Development
  • Book-Keeping
  • Skills in Language Communication.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Histopathology.
  • Clinical Pathology.
  • Hematology & Blood Banking.
  • Microbiology & Immunology.
  • Orientation to Medicine.
  • Laboratory Management.
  • Computer Training

Eligibility & Admission:

S.S.C./I.C.S.E./C.B.S.E.( Minimum 50% marks)

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT) 25 1 year 10+2 (Science/ Commerce/ Arts) 15,700(Per Sem.)
Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology (CMLT) 15 1 year 10+2 (Science), B.Sc. 17,000(Per Sem.)


Approx. Rs.12,000/- per year

Higher Studies:

The students can enroll for Clinical Laboratory Science. from SNDT Women’s University and B.Sc. in Microbiology, Life-Sciences or Chemistry from IGNOU.

Job Prospects:

  • Medical Technologists in Pathology section in Hospitals , Private Pathology Laboratories and Blood Banks.
  • Quality Control Personnel in Diagnostic Companies.
  • Sales Personnel for Diagnostic Instruments and Equipment’s.
  • Research Assistants in Clinical Research Organization.
  • Self Employment


A certified medical laboratory technician may find a challenging career in public and private sector hospital, minor emergency centers, laboratory, blood donor centers. The demand for laboratory technicians is on the up-swing. With adequate knowledge and experience, Medical Laboratory Technologists can advance to supervisory or management positions in laboratories and hospitals. A Laboratory Technologists can also run private pathology laboratories. Teaching in medical colleges and institution is also a very good option.

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