A brief history of the laboratory department started from the early of 2001 from Apo Legislative Quarters, zone D which gradually increased in strength and more staffs needed to meet up with the increasing demands of services rendered, thus the movement to Garki II for a bigger space-2005. With the growing number of patients and the zeal for quality services and meeting up with the requirements of the patients, the need to move a bigger soave now came up in 2012, which now found us moving to a 150 bedded hospital at Airport road Jabi, built, equipped and donated by the Chinese government.
The birth of a Federal medical centre now came up in 2015 and with the continuous inflow of patients, more staff were also employed to maintain the quality of services rendered.
Services rendered in the laboratory include the Haematology/Blood banking, Immunology, Microbiology and Clinical chemistry. The laboratory through the hospital management went into PPP with Darlez Nigeria LTD in 2014.
Right from the point of accessing the laboratory facility, the laboratory can boast of few of the Darlez staff solely responsible for the costing of tests for patients before they can be attended to in the laboratory for any investigations. Also included in the Darlez staff are the storekeepers who are up to date with the consumables used in the laboratory making sure there is never a stock out in the requirements in the laboratory. Also available are the front desk supportive staff of the laboratory who takes adequate care in filling of the results and issuing out same to patients, also the maintenance of the cleanliness of the laboratory environment is handled by capable cleaners.
The phlebotomy section of the hospital is being handled by four (4) well trained and licensed technicians supported by scientific officers ensure the smooth running of the unit.
Once the samples are into the different units of the laboratory, they are properly received and documented by the able laboratory technicians in the different units also available for the double-check on the samples are the scientist supervising the activities of the technician.
As a big tertiary institution, the Federal medical centre Jabi, the laboratory is being handled by qualified licensed laboratory scientists in different units of their specialization. The few numbers are distributed evenly in the different units and with the supportive assistance of few locum staff to complement the different units for the smooth running of the laboratory investigation.
Services rendered by the laboratory include; the out-patients screening, private investigation and co-operate firms screening. Also included in the laboratory services are the ANC clinics.