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Head of Department

Dr Abdullahi Mohammed 

 MBBS, FMCPath

About the Department

The Department of Chemical Pathology is one of the clinical departments of the Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe, and serves the Hospital and community in three interconnected areas: 1. Diagnostic Clinical Chemistry services. 2. Training and Research. 3. Clinical Services.

WELCOME TO DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL PATHOLOGY

Department of Chemical Pathology

The Department of Chemical Pathology is one of the clinical departments of the Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe, and serves the Hospital and community in three interconnected areas: 1. Diagnostic Clinical Chemistry services. 2. Training and Research. 3. Clinical Services.

Diagnostic Clinical Chemistry services The Department provides a wide range of high quality analytical services for diagnosis, monitoring, screening and follow-up of patients at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe, with comprehensive pre- and post analytical consultation and interpretation of results.

List of Available Investigations and Specimen Requirements

Specialised investigations not mentioned below, for research purposes are also available. Contact the Department.

Test Sample type TAT*Notes
Renal function
Serum Urea, Electrolytes and Creatinine 5ml blood 24 hours Avoid haemolysis Do not refrigerate sample
Creatinine clearance 24 hour urine and 3ml blood drawn during urine collection 24 hours Bottle with a preservative
Diabetic profile
Random blood glucose 3ml blood 24 hoursNot related to meal
Fasting blood glucose 3ml blood 24 hours8-10 hours overnight fasting
2-Hour postprandial 3ml blood 24 hours2 hours post meal
Glycated haemoglobin 3ml blood 24 hours
Fasting insulin 3ml blood 48 hours
Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) This is by appointment.
Calcium, Phosphorus and Uric acid
Serum total calcium 3ml blood 24 hours Minimal application of tourniquet. Require serum albumin for appropriate interpretation
Serum total magnesium 3ml blood 24 hours Avoid hemolysis
Serum phosphorus 3ml blood 24 hours Avoid hemolysis
Serum uric acid 3ml blood 24 hours
Total cholesterol 5ml blood24hours
HDL-cholesterol 5ml blood24 hours
LDL-cholesterol 5mlblood24 hours
Triglycerides5mlblood24 hours
Liver function tests (LFTs)
Serum Aspartate aminotranferase 5ml blood24 hourDo not refrigerate sample Avoid haemolysis