Medical Genetics

​​​Scope of Services

The Medical Genetics Laboratory performs karyotyping, molecular Karyotyping and DNA analyses on a variety of samples, which include the following: 

  • Chromosome analysis
  • Constitutional on blood lymphocytes skin fibroblats, amniotic fluid, chorionic villi, fetal blood and products of conception
  • ​Acquired on blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes and solid tumors
  • Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization (FISH) for the detection of major chromosome rearrangements in hematological disorders and solid tumors as well as detection of constitutional microdeletions. 
  • Targeted microarray analyses: for the detection of addition or loss of chromosome regions associated with known syndromes.
  • DNA analyses for Genes involved in inherited familial cancers such as for breast, ovarian and colon cancers.
  • DNA analyses for Genes involved in inherited disorders.
  • Preimplantation genetic diagnosis for monogenic disorders. 

The staff of the Medical genetics Laboratory currently includes ten technologists and medical laboratory scientists and a supervisor, in addition to the laboratory director. The laboratory is CAP accredited and processes over 3000 samples per year.​

Directory

  • ​​Dr. Chantal Farra Awwad

Lab Supervisor

  • ​​Roula Masri

Staff

  • Anthony Sader
  • Carla Mounsef
  • Celine Kfoury
  • Hala Chakhtoura
  • Lama Hamadeh
  • Mirna Souaid Maamar
  • Mona Shaitou
  • Nada Darwish
  • Natalia Aprahamian

Section Address

Rooms 314-320
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
American University of Beirut Medical Center
Beirut, Lebanon
Telephone Extensions: 5269/5245/5247/5133

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