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Diagnostic services

The diagnostic division carries out more than 40,000 lab investigations for infectious and tropical diseases applying up-to date immunological and molecular diagnostic procedures. The services are provided for physicians and hospitals in Germany and other countries. The diagnostic division is officially accredited and all laboratory procedures are subject to a continous quality management. All diagnostic investigations are covered by the public and private insurance systems.

For sending in diagnostic samples the request form (see below) (will be updated) should be used and filled in completely.

Parasitological blood investigations

Malaria diagnostic: 'How to produce correct thin and thick smears' [more...]

Microbiological stool investigations

For bacteriological stool analysis and for copro-antigen-ELISAs (amebiasis, giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis) stool samples should be sent in as fresh as possible and should not be preserved in any fixatives. [more...]


Routine serology is done at least once a week. In case of emergencies several serological tests may be done as rapid tests on the same day (prior notification by phone advisable) [more...]