Molecular Laboratory

Molecular Laboratory

The state-of-the-art Molecular Laboratory at Bellevue Medical Center specializes in diagnosing infectious diseases, oncological, and genetic diseases.

Equipped with modern and automated instruments, the Molecular Laboratory provides DNA/RNA-based molecular tests with highly accurate results that are obtained in an exceptional turnaround time.
To ensure accuracy and precision, the Molecular Laboratory uses internationally approved reagents and best-in-class instrumentation.

The laboratory has a team of experts in molecular diagnostics who have years of experience, including laboratory technologists, molecular biologists, medical technologists, physicians and other healthcare professionals. They are committed to providing accurate and reliable results to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Their in-depth knowledge and experience in molecular diagnostics allow them to perform complex tests and interpret results with a high degree of accuracy.

With its timely and accurate results, the Molecular Laboratory helps accelerate treatment decisions.

Molecular Microbiology:

Targets Results available within
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) – Quantitative HIV-1 RNA 3 working days
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) – Quantitative HBV DNA 3 working days
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) – Quantitative HCV Genotypes 1-6 3 working days


RDRP, N and E genes of SARS-CoV-2 Same Day Results
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex   M. tuberculosis, M. africanum, M. bovis, M. microti, M. canettii, M. pinnipedi, M.
caprae, M. orygis, M. mungi
2 working days
Viral Meningitis Panel


Adenovirus, CMV, EBV, HSV 1 & 2, VZV, enterovirus, parechovirus, herpesviruses 6 & 7, parvovirus B19 2 working days
Bacterial Meningitis Panel Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B), Escherichia coli and Listeria monocytogenes Up to 2 working days
H1N1 & Flu Panel


Flu A, Flu B, pandemic H1N1 and seasonal H1N1 2 working days
Respiratory Pathogens Panel (viral and bacterial pathogens )  Flu  A, Flu B, Flu C, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Parainfluenza 1, Parainfluenza 2, Parainfluenza 3, Parainfluenza 4, Enterovirus, Metapneumovirus, RSV A/B, Bocavirus, Rhinovirus, Pandemic H1N1, Seasonal H1N1, Salmonella enterica, Adenovirus, Moraxella  catarrhalis, Bordetela pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type B, Parechovirus, Staphylococcus  aureus, Pneumocystis jirovecii, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila, Coronavirus 229E, Coronavirus OC43, Coronavirus NL63, Coronavirus HKU 1, Chlamydia pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila /longbeachae 2 working days
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Panel


Chlamydia trachomatis, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Ureaplasma parvum, Mycoplasma genitalium, Mycoplasma hominis, Neisseria gonorrhea, Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis, Treponema pallidum, HSV 1&2 4 working days
HPV High Risk Screening Panel


HPV (16 & 18), HPV (33, 35, 39, 45, 52, 58 and 66), HPV (31, 51, 56, 59 and 68) 4 working days
Vibrio Cholera Vibrio cholera O1, O139 and Cholera enterotoxin gene Up to 2 working days
Gastroenteritis Panel Astrovirus, Rotavirus, Norovirus Genotype I, Norovirus Genotype II, Adenovirus, Clostridium difficile, Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp., enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC) and Shigella spp., verotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC), Yersinia enterocolitica, Entamoeba histolytica, Cryptosporidium spp., and Giardia duodenalis Up to 2 working days
Blood Viral Panel adenovirus, CMV, EBV, HSV 1 & 2, VZV, enterovirus, parechovirus, herpesviruses 6 & 7, parvovirus B19 Up to 2 working days


Molecular Oncology and Genetics:

Targets Results available within
Thrombophilia (FV, FII, MTHFR) Factor II Prothrombin, Factor V Leiden, MTHFR 677 and 1298 4 working days
Familial Mediterranean Fever Panel (20 mutations) 20 mutations in MEFV gene:  In exon 1; E84K, in exon 2; L110P, E148Q, E148V, E167D, E230K/Q, T267I, P283L, G304R, in exon 3; P369S, in exon 5; F479L and in exon 10; M680I (G/C-A), M694I, M694V, K695R, V726A, A744S, R761H 4 working days
BCR-ABL – Quantitative b2a2 and b3a2 fusion mRNA transcripts resulting from two major breakpoints and encoding the p210 isoform of BCR-ABL1 3 working days
 JAK-2 (V617F)  JAK-2 V617F mutation (in exon 14) 4 working days
HLA B27 allele subtypes 4 working days
MPN Panel (JAK-2 / MPL / CALR / CSF3R)


Most prevalent JAK-2 gene Exon 12 mutations, JAK-2 Exon 14 gene V617F mutation, MPL gene Exon 10; S505N, W515A, W515K, W515L, W515R mutations, CALR gene Exon 9;     Type 1, Type 2 and other mutations and CSF3R gene; T615A and T618I mutations. 4 working days


COVID PCR is available at Bellevue Medical Center through walk-in (B1 level, next to ER entrance). For your convenience, a QR code is provided with your PCR results.

Authorized by the Ministry of Public Health.

PCR walk-in opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please make sure to bring with you your ID card or passport for travel purposes and the exact amount of 8$ to be paid in cash.

For more information, please contact the hotline: 01-698398

How to reach us: Maps & Directions

BMC is located 20km (30 minutes) from Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport, 13Km (20 minutes) from Beirut City Center, and 3 Km (4 minutes) from Mkalles crossroad.

Fever Clinic and COVID Patients

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