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Medical laboratory science council of nigeria. An easy guide

by Dan Hunter
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Established by the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Statutory Regulatory agency, the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, MLSCN, is a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Health. The council was made via the Act 11 of 2003.

It is has many core roles to play in the health sectors of the nation. MLSCN regulates medical laboratory services via the registration and licensing of labs, medical professionals, accreditation, monitoring and evaluation, mentors for improvement, mandatory inspection, and many more.

Stakeholders within the medical laboratory services sector supports the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria Act No. 11. The government showed its awareness about the need for new statutory instruments for the public. Same goes for more impetus for rejuvenating and regulating of the sector.

Till date, the MLSCN is committed to ensuring the delivery of qualitymedical laboratory services in Nigeria.

Medical laboratory science council of nigeria registration

Registrationfor the MLSCN is simple. The regulatory body also update list of practitioners.

For more details on the registration, visit the Council’s official website atwww.mlscn.gov.ng.

Medical laboratory science council of nigeria license renewal

For medical professionals who want to renew their licenses issued by the MLSCN, here are the prevailing cost as at 2020.

For one to five years post qualification, the annual practicing fee is N6,000. Bulletin is N1,000.

For six to ten years post qualification, annual practicing fee is N8,000. The bulletin is N1,000.

The annual practicing fee for more than ten years post qualificationis N9,000. Bulletin is N1,000.

The license renewal fee can be payed via Remita and the bank with the personal RRR number you generate.

You are to printout the Remita detail and send it to the headquarters of MLSCN, its zonal offices, or the softcopy through email at info@mlscn.gov.ng.

Medical laboratory science council of nigeria examination

The duration for the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria examination is three months.

Applicants are todownload,fill, and complete the Application Form from the official website the the Council at www.mlscn.gov.ng.

For the MLT Cadre who wants to apply, here are some requirements:

Minimum O’Level subjects (Maths, English Language, Chemistry, Biology, and at least one pass in Physics) as needed for MLT Cadre. It must not be more that two sittings.

You can also get the past questions and answers for the MLSCN exams at MLSCN Past Questions & Answers.

Medical laboratory science council of nigeria address

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria is located in Lagos State.

Address: Number 8, Harvey Rd. Block D PMB 1048, Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Medical laboratory technical council of nigeria

The Medical Laboratory Technical Council of Nigeria is under the Medical Laboratory Technical Council of Nigeria.

The Act 11 of 2003 established the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, a Federal Statutory Agency.

According to the Act under Section 4 (H), the government agency was mandated to to accredit via a formal 3rd-party recognition. It is also mandated to accredit the competency of labs for the performance of specific tests. As a subsidiary of the MLSCN, the MLSCN Accreditation Service was created for the safety of its impartiality to provide accrediting services.

As a governing board, the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria is also responsible for the the formulation of policies.

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How to register a medical laboratory in nigeria

Almost all laboratory services in Nigeria are integrated in a three-tier public health system. That is, they are on the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. Also, there are laboratories which offer several services for special and complex tests – the likes of Disease Specific Reference Laboratories, Research Laboratories, and Reference Laboratories.

The private and public sector often offer lab support at every level of the healthcare – from urban to rural areas. Also, only trained and qualified staff are employed. They are to upgrade their skills periodically.

The importance of the lab test results cannot be underestimated. Same goes for the its role in the process of diagnosing and treating diseases. Combine these with physical examination, the history, and some x-ray studies, laboratory diagnoses often traced back to great Medical Diagnostic readings.

Worldwide, the essential role quality medical laboratories play is well recognized. Error in lab results will lead to wrong treatment, litigation, misdiagnosis, and several hazardous cases.

In 2004, the International Organization for Standardization has harmonized standards which will help Medical Laboratories produce good quality test results. For this, ISO15189 was officially announced. This was the international quality standard regarding global Medical Laboratories.

Check out the full procedures for registrating a medical laboratory in Nigeria MLN Registration.

Mlscn registrar

medical laboratory science council of nigeria registration

The current Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the MLSCN is Dr. Tosan Erhabor.

Here, theRegistrar/CEO is responsible for theday-to-dayadministrationofthe body. He is alsotheSecretarytothegoverningboard.


  • Dan Hunter

    Daniel is a Digital Marketer and a Copywriter. He is a member of the Association of Business Executives (UK). On most days, he enjoys writing, soccer, and spending time with Nature.

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1 comment

john Juni 14th July 2021 - 4:17 am

when is the next registration starting?


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