Laboratories

The Laboratories at HDF include:

  • Medical biology laboratories
  • Pathologic anatomy
  • The Blood Bank (Blood Transfusion)                                                  
  1. Medical biology laboratories

The medical biology laboratories at HDF cover several disciplines: biochemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology and hormonology. 

The laboratories provide 24/7 urgent tests related to the clinical services of HDF and the biological follow-up of hospitalized patients.

A collection center welcomes external patients every day, from Monday to Friday, from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on Saturday from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The laboratories also carry out tests for patients from external institutions with which the hospital has an agreement.

The laboratories are renowned for their expertise and are involved in teaching and training activities for medical and pharmacy students, residents in medical biology and other specialties. They also provide practical training for laboratory technicians at Saint Joseph University (USJ) during their third academic year.

The laboratories also offer services related to international clinical research protocols carried out by HDF physicians. 

Services provided by the various medical biology laboratories are the following:

*Biochemistry laboratory

*Hematology laboratory

*Immunology laboratory

*Microbiology laboratory

*Hormonology laboratory

  1. Pathologic Anatomy

The Department of Pathologic Anatomy and Cytology covers four main technical areas: histopathology, cytopathology, immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence and molecular pathology. It also reviews cases referred from outside the hospital.

All current technical procedures are referenced, written and updated in compliance with good practice and the quality management system requirements of ISO 9001:2015. The department is also member of the AFAQAP (French Association for Quality Assurance in Pathologic Anatomy and Cytology) quality assurance network, for ongoing assessment of its techniques and readings.

An experienced team of 7 pathologists is responsible for the activities of the department.

The Department, as part of its university mission, provides training for residents in pathologic anatomy.

The Department of Pathologic Anatomy and Cytology covers the following areas:

  1. Gyneco-pathology
  2. Mammary pathology
  3. Pneumo-pathology
  4. Uropathology
  5. Nephropathology
  6. Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  7. Otorhinolaryngology
  8. Neuropathology
  9. Dermatopathology
  10. Soft tissue pathologies
  11. Hematopathology

  1. Blood Bank

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