THE GENERAL LABORATORY is divided into three programmatic activities, Training, Research and Service

TRAINING

The training aspect of the laboratory includes industrial training (students’ industrial work experience scheme) for undergraduate students, training for resident doctors, and training for postgraduate students.

Areas of training include:

  1. Industrial training (IT) for undergraduate students from tertiary institutions (Universities & Polytechnics)
  2. Training for resident doctors (short-term, about 2 weeks)
  3. Masters students
  4. PhD students

The general fields that the students are taken through includes

  • General laboratory practice
  • Bacteriology
  • Stool microscopy
  • Haematology
  • Parasitology
  • Molecular biology

RESEARCH

Presently, the laboratory runs tests that are grouped under the following areas of research:

  1. Flow cytometry
  2. Molecular characterization

SERVICE

Currently, the following tests are run routinely in the laboratory:

  1. ABO blood grouping
  2. Hb genotyping
  3. Determination of packed cell volume
  4. Malaria parasite screening using rapid diagnostic strips
  5. Hepatitis B screening using RDT (rapid diagnostic tests)
  6. Screening for malaria parasites (using microscopy)

LABORATORY STAFF

Chukwuma OmoruyiTechnologist I
Olajumoke ImolehinTechnologist II
Olayemi OlusesiLaboratory Supervisor