Institute of Tropical Medicine

The Central Laboratory for Clinical Biology (CLCB) performs examinations on blood and other bodily fluids to help medical doctors establish their diagnoses. The CLCB performs these examinations according to the regulations in the Royal Decree of 9 December 1994 (BS 30 december 1994).

The laboratory was recognized by the Ministry of health (8 11704 89-998) and was recognized in 1998 as reference laboratory for the diagnosis and treatment of tropical afflictions as legally established (RD van 31 augustus 1998; BS 10 December 1998). The criteria for recognition were established in the Royal Decree of 28 January 1998 (BS 20 March 1998).

The Mycobacteriology laboratory, of the Department Of Biomedical Sciences, is a recognized Supranational Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology in Belgium, and as such mainly offers services to periferal laboratoria by the isolation, identification and sensitivity determination of mycobacteria, mainly Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

The Routine Laboratory Immunology is also a part of the Department Of Biomedical Sciences and performs routine lymfocyten subpopulation determinations for the ITM polyclinic and a number of general practitioners since 1985.

The HIV/STI Reference Laboratory combines the AIDS Reference Laboratory (ARL) and the STI Laboratory.
Since 2011, the HIV/STI Reference Laboratory is a part of the Department Of Clinical Sciences of the ITM. The ARL performs determinations for HIV diagnosis and the follow-up of HIV infected patients, as legally established (RD of 8 October 1996).
The STI Laboratory performs routine analyses (PCR Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae) and confirmations (Neisseria gonorrhoeae, lymfogranuloma venereum (LGV), Mycoplasma genitalium, Treponema pallidum) in the domain of sexually transmissible diseases. The STI Laboratory is officially recognized, since 2011, as the National Reference Centre for STDs, by the Belgian Institute for Public Health (WIV-ISP).

The tests have been accredited according to the NBN EN ISO 15189 norms and the quality system described in an overarching quality manual applicable to all diagnoses and reference tasks of the Institute of Tropical Medicine.

We perfom our services on week days between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.

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