The Goals and Objectives of the department of chemical pathology include:
A Providing relevant information and data on the biochemical basis of disease.
B Assisting the clinician in confirmation of or exclusion of a presumptive clinical diagnosis and monitor patients response to treatment.
C Understanding teaching and training of both medical and paramedical staff at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. Students from the school of Medicine, Dentistry, Medical Laboratory Technology and Health Technology as well as undergraduates from other Universities on Industrial training are accommodated at various times /periods. Post-graduate students are mainly Resident Doctors who are training to be Pathologists.
D Raising funds for the hospital from fees paid by patients for assay of their samples sent by clinicians.


1 Urea and Electrolytes
2 Creatinine Clerance
3 Serum creatinine
4 Serum uric acid
5 Serum calcium
6 Liver function test (LFT)
7 Acid phosphatase
8 Serum bilirubin
9 Plasma proteins and urine protein
10 Alkaline phosphatase
11 Serum amylase and urine amylase.
12 Random and fasting blood glucose and OGTT
13 CSF glucose and protein
14 Urinalysis
15 Serum lithium
16 Occult Blood
17 Pregnancy test
18 Serum inorganic phosphate
19 Lipid Profile
20 Thyroid profile
21 Fertility profile
22 Prostate Specific antigen(PSA)
23 Alpha fetoproteins.
24 B-HCG
25 C-reactive protein
26 Microalbumin
27 D-Dimer
28 Glycosylated haemoglobin
29 Cardiac enzymes
30 Tumour Makers
CA-15- 3

31 Serum ferritin
32 Serum folate
33 Serum vitamin B12

Research Equipment

1 Flame photometer
2 PH meter
3 Water bath
4 Osmometer
5 High Performance Liquid Chromatography
6 Immunology auto analyzer
7 Refrigerator

Number of Staff Strength in the Department

1 Consultant Chemical pathologist 2
2 Assistant Director Medical Laboratory Services 1
3 Chief Medical laboratory Technologist Scientist 1
4 Assistant Chief Medical laboratory Technologist Scientist 1
5 Principal Chief Medical laboratory Technologist Scientist 1
6 Registrar I and II 3
7 Senior registrar 2
8 Secretary 1
9 Medical Laboratory Technician I 5
10 Medical laboratory Technician II 1
11 Senior Medical laboratory Assistant 1
12 Typist 1
13 Medical Laboratory Assistant 12
Operating hours
24 hours.



The University of Benin Teaching Hospital Cancer Registry commenced effective data collection in January 2008. The Hospital Cancer Registry Committee was inaugurated by the then Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Professor E. E. Okpere in 2007. The Committee was headed by the then Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Professor M.O. Ibadin with Professor M.N. Okobia as the Co-ordinator and Dr. D.E. Obaseki as Deputy Coordinator. The Committee held a series of meetings and carried out feasibility studies between October and December 2007. A cancer registry sensitization workshop was organized on September 6, 2007 at the premises of the hospital.UBTH CANCER REGISTRY Is Also A Member Of The MDT. (Multi-Disciplinary Team) For Cancer Management In The Hospital.


The immediate area covered by the Benin cancer registry is the Benin-City metropolis and its surrounding environment. Benin-City is located in Edo state of Nigeria. There are 3 senatorial districts in Edo state which include: (I) Edo south senatorial district (II) Edo central senatorial district and (III) Edo north senatorial district.
The Edo south senatorial district includes Egor, Oredo, Ikhoba-Okha, Ovia North-East, Ovia South-West, Uhunwonde and Orhionmwon local government areas. The Edo central senatorial district includes Esan Central, Esan North-East, Esan South-East, Esan West and Igueben local government areas while Edo North senatorial district is made up of Etsako Central, Etsako West, Etsako East, Owan East, Owan West and Akoko Edo local government areas. (Figure 2)
According to the 2006 population census, Edo state has a geographic land mass area of 17450 km2 with a population of 3,218,332 which comprises of 1,640,461 males and 1,577,871 females. The demography of Benin-City is cosmopolitan, with majority as the Binis and a substantial population of Ibos, Yorubas, Hausas, Esans, Urhobos and people of other neighbouring ethnicity. The major religions include Christianity, Islam and African traditional religion. view pdf A and pdf B to know more about cancer Registry In UBTH.


Additional Department Infomation

Working Hours

Monday to Sunday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Call Duty 4:00 PM to 8:00 AM

HOD Contact

Dr. Idemudia J.O


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