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Medical Laboratory Technology


Medical Laboratory Technology is a 2 years Diploma examined by KNEC.

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About Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical laboratory technology is the branch of medical science responsible for performing laboratory investigations relating to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

Medical laboratory technicians play an important role in the prevention and diagnosis of diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and AIDS. Medical lab technicians work under the supervision of a physician, lab manager or medical technologist and perform laboratory tests on specimens.

The tests that lab techs conduct assist doctors in verifying the causes of an illness, making medical decisions and determining treatment options. Some of the areas in which medical lab technicians may specialize include:

  • Microbiology
  • Hematology
  • Blood banking
  • Immunology
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Molecular biology
  • Cytotechnology

The role of a medical laboratory technician include:

  • to collect, process, and analyze specimens.
  • perform lab procedures and maintain instruments. 

Career prospects:

  • Technician in medical and bio-medical laboratories and Research Institutions,
  • Instructor in Vocational Training Centres

Progression path:

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

Entry requirements for Medical Laboratory Technology

The Minimum Entry Requirements is a minimum of KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) with the following cluster requirements:

  • Minimum of C in either Maths or Physics
  • Minimum of C in either English or Kiswahili
  • Minimum of C in Biology

The duration for the course is two (2) years which includes a compulsory industrial attachment.

This program is examined by KNEC at the end of the two years training period.

Institutions offering Medical Laboratory Technology


Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences

Private College Thika Town

Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences (TSMHS) is a leading private technical training institution registered by the Ministry of Education, and also registered and licensed by the...

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Eldoret Technical Training Institute

Private College Soy

Eldoret Technical Training Institute (ETTI) is a modern and dynamic educational institution with strong traditions in both higher and vocational education. (ETTI), prepares students for successful careers, responsible...

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Jodan College of Technology

Private College Thika Town

Jodan College of Technology is one of the leading higher education institutions with an exciting approach to tertiary education and training. Jodan College of Technology boasts modern state-of-the-art...

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Machakos Institute of Technology

Private College Machakos Town

Machakos Institute of Technology (MIT) is a Community-focused, development-oriented, technical training Institution, without any Governmental, Religious or political affiliation.From the time of inception, the institution has distinguished itself...

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Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology

Public College Nakuru Town East

The Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST) is a giant institution offering a total of over 42 different courses in Higher National Diploma, Diploma, Craft and...

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PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute

Public College Likoni

The Paramount Chief Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute (PCKTTI) is a public institution of higher learning under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.PCKTTI is situated in a serene...

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Rift Valley Technical Training Institute

Public College Soy

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (RVTTI) is committed to providing quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) that is innovative, competency oriented and research based that shall...

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The Eldoret National Polytechnic

National Polytechnic Soy

The Eldoret National Polytechnic has recorded tremendous growth in the development of middle-level training as an institution since inception. It has continually fulfilled its mandate in training young...

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Tracom College

Private College Nakuru Town East

Tracom College endeavors to meet the following goals of the National Education through the different programs it offers in Business, Legal, Health and Applied Sciences and Information and...

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Kenya Coast National Polytechnic

National Polytechnic Mvita

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic, former Mombasa Technical Training Institute, is the only National Polytechnic in Coast region with the most comprehensive training packages and other first-class facilities. Kenya...

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The Kabete National Polytechnic

National Polytechnic Dagoretti South

The Kabete National Polytechnic is a national university offering technical training in Kenya.The Kabete technical is located on Waiyaki Way near Uthiru market in Kiambu County.Kabete national polytechnic...

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Eldoret College of Professional Studies

Private College Soy

Eldoret College of Professional Studies has provided education to the people of Rift valley for fifteen years now with a great success record. It has perfected its art...

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Objectives of Medical Laboratory Technology

This medical laboratory technology program trains students in all areas of the clinical laboratory procedures, students will learn the operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to apply to the qualifications for medical laboratory technicians’ work.

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