About us

At the request of doctors, the Clinical Reference Laboratory (KRL) carries out tests for blood and other body fluids and thus helps in making the diagnosis. The KRL carries out the examinations provided for in the Royal Decree of 9 December 1994 (BS 30 December 1994).


The laboratory is accredited by the Ministry of Public Health under the number 8 11704 89-998 and has been recognised since 1 January 1998 as a reference laboratory for the diagnosis and treatment of tropical diseases as legally determined (Royal Decree of 31 August 1998; Official Gazette 10 December 1998). The accreditation criteria were laid down in the Royal Decree of 28 January 1998 (RD 20 March 1998).


The KRL comprises the AIDS Reference Laboratory (ARL) which carries out provisions in the field of HIV diagnosis and follow-up of people infected with HIV, as legally determined (RD of 8 October 1996), and is recognised by Sciensano as the National Reference Centre (NRC) for arboviruses, sexually transmitted diseases, Rickettsiae and Coxiella burnetii.


The Laboratory of Mycobacteriology, in the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the ITG, is recognized as a Supranational Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology in Belgium, and in this function mainly provides services to peripheral laboratories through the isolation, identification and susceptibility determination of mycobacteria, mainly Mycobacterium tuberculosis.


The tests of the KRL are accredited according to NBN EN ISO 15189 and the quality system is described in an overarching quality manual valid for all diagnostic and reference tasks of the Institute of Tropical Medicine.


The services of the KRL are open on business days from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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