Unit | Diagnostics

The Unit is specialized in examination of blood, serum, stool and urine samples with various techniques for presence of parasites. The samples originate from our Travel Clinic, the Medical Practice Föhre and from hospitals, private laboratories ans private practitioners all over Switzerland and its neighbouring countries,

As the Swiss National Reference Centre for Imported Human Parasitic Diseases we are accredited by Switzerland as well as by the European Union (EN ISO/IEC 17025). Outside of regular working hours, we provide emergency services for diagnosing malaria almost 200 times per year.

Laboratory staff are regularly engaged in teaching courses on diagnostic parasitology in Switzerland and in several African and Asian countries.

Detailed information about our services can be found on the following link:

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