Federal Medical Centre Azare

Bauchi State - Nigeria

Efficient Healthcare to Humanity

PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT

The Pathology Department is one of the major departments under the Clinical Services Directorate that help in diagnosis and treatement of patients and It provides service to the Center's clients via it's various laboratories:

It also has side labs at the GOPD Complext, Accident and Emergency and Paediatrics Complex so that investigation are quickly delivered.

SERVICE PROVIDED BY EACH UNIT LABORATORY

CHEMICAL PATHOLOGY LAB

The unit had functional spectrophotometers and semi-automated spectrophotometer (LANDWIND), selectra and mini vidas automated machines, ISE electrolyte machine, point of care machine, glycated haemoglobin machine, Water bath, incubator, distiller among others which are used for all the chemistry investigations. The investigation done at the Lab include:

Investigation turnaround time (TAT) in this unit ranges from 3days, 48hrs, 24hrs or 2weeks depending on the investigation.

The Unit is headed by: Name

MICROBIOLOGY UNIT

The unit had functional Incubator, Bio-safety cabinet for AFB which are used for all the Microbiology Lab investigations. The investigation done at the Lab include:

Investigation turnaround time (TAT) in this unit ranges from 3days, 2days, 24hrs, 12hrs, 4hrs or 2hrs depending on the investigation.

The Unit is headed by: Name

HAEMATOLOGY UNIT

Haematology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study of the cause, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to blood. The unit had functional Sysmex XP - 300 (2 part Haematology Analyser), Mythic 60 (5 part Haematology Analyser), KT - 6400 (3 part Haematology Analyser), HB Electrophoresis Machine, Blood Roller Mixer Machine, Microscope, Digital ESR Machine, Blood Bank KN294, Digital Clotology Machine, Heamatrocrit Machine, HB 301 Haemacue Machine which are used for all the Haematology Lab Investigations. The investigation done at the Lab include:

Investigation turnaround time (TAT) in this unit ranges from 24hrs, 12hrs, 7hrs depending on the investigation.

The Unit is headed by: Name

IMMUNOLGY UNIT

The unit had functional Machines which are used for all the Immunology Lab investigations. The investigation done at the Lab include:

Investigation turnaround time (TAT) in this unit are made available within 24hrs.

The Unit is headed by: Name

HISTOPATHOLOGY UNIT

Histopathology refers to the microscopic examination of tissue in order to study the manifestations of disease.
Histopathology is the examination of biological tissues in order to observe the appearance of diseased cells in microscopic detail. It typically involves a biopsy, which is a procedure involving taking a small sample of tissue, usually undertaken by a pathologist, who are experts in diagnoses of diseases. The lab has Tissue processor, Slide Stainer, Embedding Machine, Microtone (Biobase) which are used for all the Histopathology Lab Investigations. The investigation done at the Lab include:

Investigation turnaround time (TAT) in this unit ranges from 24hrs, 12hrs, 7hrs depending on the investigation.

The Unit is headed by: Dr. Uchenna Ezenkwa and also HOD Pathology Department.

CLIENT BASE

The Department provides essential services to the main departments of the Center, both clinics and wards (Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the General Outpatient Department), and to the NHIS Clinic. In addition, lab requests are accepted from the State Hospital, Community Health Centers and private clinics within and outside the State.
Clients with special needs: Clients who cannot walk to the Lab for samples to be taken can be attended to in the car or ambulance that brought them, or in the waiting area.

Equipments

Minividas
Sysmex
Selectra

HOD PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Dr. Uchenna Ezenkwa