View Cart


Competencies expected of an entry-level Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician (MLA/T) - Click here

List of Reference Textbooks and Guidance Documents - 
Click here

The OSMT has created two reference guides of acts & regulations and histology & cytology notes for medical laboratory assistants and technicians.  

Histology & Cytology Reference Booklet

A 14-page reference guide containing descriptions and sections covering histology and cytology relevant to laboratory assistants/technicians.


Acts & Regulations Reference Booklet

A 31-page reference guide containing descriptions and sections of acts and regulations of Canada and Ontario that are relevant to laboratory assistants/technicians.


Refresher Resources

The OSMT study package for the MLA/T Exam is available for approved exam applicants. This package is considered an OSMT approved review/refresher course however it is not recommended for current students or recent graduates.

OSMT Study Package

The study package includes a textbook (Clinical Laboratory Science: The Basics and Routine Techniques, 7th Edition), Histology & Cytology notes, a reference guide on Acts & Regulations and some example multiple choice questions and answers.


The following organizations/schools provide refresher courses to help with preparation for the OSMT MLA/T exam.  Please contact the schools directly to determine which course will meet your needs.
Medix College of Healthcare
248 Stirling Ave S.
Kitchener, ON N2G 4L1
Tel:  519.895.0013
Please click here to see the refresher/review program details


Pharma Medical Science College of Canada
500 - 505 Consumers Road
North York, ON    M2J 4V8
Please click here to see the refresher/review program details