Laboratory Service Directorate

The functions of the Laboratory Service Directorate are :

  • Analysis and pronouncement on quality and safety of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, detergents, chemicals and packaged water for registration purposes .
  • Analysis and pronouncement on compliance of food, drugs, and other regulated products with compendial requirements/registration status .
  • Analysis of export commodities .
  • Quality control of agrochemicals .
  • Post registration monitoring of regulated products .
  • Research on method development .
  • Investigation and pronouncement on public complaint samples .
  • Serves as reference laboratory for other Government Agencies .

e.g The Nigerian Customs Services by analyzing samples for Traffic Classification.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to identify and quantify Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.