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Molecular Diagnosis Centre (MDC) is a division of the Department of Laboratory Medicine in National University Hospital (NUH). It was previously headed by A/Prof Evelyn Koay (PhD, FRCPath, FAACB) since its inception in April 1998. MDC is currently headed by Dr Benedict Yan (MBBS, FRCPath), and supported by a team of professional staff including Dr Karen Tan (PhD, MBBS, FRCPath) and experienced technical staff. To-date, MDC houses >100 validated diagnostic tests encompassing infectious diseases, genetic mutations, prenatal diagnosis, hemato-oncology, and pharmacogenetics. To meet local and international standards of performance, MDC is accredited by College of American Pathologists (CAP) and SAC-SINGLAS. MDC is also actively involved in R&D and has published widely in the domains mentioned above.