Laboratory Medicine and Blood Bank
The department provides effective inpatient and outpatient services with a wide range of tests performed daily and includes:
- Clinical chemistry;
- Special Procedures;
- Endocrine System and Syndroms;
The technical and medical laboratory teams assist physician, therefore increasing productivity, maintaining competence and professional development.
In order to provide a better service to outpatients, substance collection unit has been established in the Noor Building
The blood bank also plays a major role in providing inpatients with different types of blood units (packed red cells, platelets, fresh frozen plasma, cryoprecipitate, etc.), and due to the national shortage of blood donations, patients’ relatives are usually required to provide donors.
The collection and processing of hematopoietic stem cells is an integral part of the department's functions, with the department of Pathology providing anatomical examination of surgically removed tissues, and special immunoblots when needed, to obtain accurate diagnoses.
A qualified team of technicians headed by experienced pathologists performs the critical treatment of all tissues in a very efficient manner, and cytological examination of different types of body fluids is carried out in the department.
Pathology reports are usually issued within two to seven days, but urgent results can be issued immediately, if necessary, using the grating section technique (results within 10-20 minutes). The Laboratory Medicine Residency training program was established in 2019 in collaboration with Beirut Arab University