Department of Clinical Sciences

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National Reference Centre for Arboviruses
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National Reference Centre for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Treponema pallidum, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma genitalium)
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National Reference Centre for Rickettsia and Anaplasma
(Consortium with Koningin Astrid Militair Hospitaal)
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National Reference Centre for Coxiella burnetii and Bartonella
(Consortium with UCL Saint-Luc et CODA)
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National AIDS Reference Laboratory
ITM’s AIDS Reference Laboratory (ARL) is one of seven recognized reference labs for HIV diagnosis financed by the federal Ministries of Public Health and Social Affairs. Its responsibilities include reference and definite diagnosis of HIV (serology, viral load, resistance); the evaluation, development and quality control of existing and new tests; data collection and supervision. The Laboratory is part of the national ARL network and the federal Scientific Institute of Public Health. Together with the HIV/STD Laboratory, the ARL also participates in international research projects such as clinical tests with microbicides.
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WHO Collaborating Centre for HIV/AIDS Diagnostics and Laboratory Support
This Reference Centre is part of both the ARL and the Immunology Unit. It is involved in the diagnosis and surveillance of retroviral disorders and illnesses transmitted via the blood, in particular HIV and HTLV-I/II. It provides expert advice, reference services, quality control, research and training in this field.
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National Reference Laboratory for Infectious and Tropical Diseases
The Central Laboratory for Clinical Biology of the Institute of Tropical Medicine is an official reference laboratory for the diagnosis of infectious and tropical diseases (MB 31/08/1998-BS 10/12/1998). It was also appointed as a national reference laboratory for PlasmodiumLeishmaniaEntamoeba histolyticaCryptosporidium and Cyclospora, and Leptospira.
The laboratory develops and evaluates molecular diagnostic tests, evaluates the quality of commercial test kits, (co)-organises external quality controls, collects data on several pathogenic micro-organisms, takes part in working groups of the High Council for Health and in national and international research.
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National Reference Centre for Arboviruses
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National Reference Centre for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Treponema pallidum, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma genitalium)
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National Reference Centre for Rickettsia and Anaplasma
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National Reference Centre for Coxiella burnetii and Bartonella
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National AIDS Reference Laboratory
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WHO Collaborating Centre for HIV/AIDS Diagnostics and Laboratory Support
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National Reference Laboratory for Infectious and Tropical Diseases

DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

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WHO Collaborating Centre for the Diagnosis and Surveillance of Mycobacterium Ulcerans Infection
The Unit of Mycobacteriology is a WHO Reference Centre for the Diagnosis and Surveillance of Mycobacterium ulcerans Infection (the cause of Buruli ulcer disease). It provides help to endemic countries, and is responsible for international reference diagnoses, epidemiological surveillance, biomedical research, and the collection, storage and distribution of reference samples. It also organizes international courses and develops materials for local training sessions.
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Supranational Reference Laboratory (SRL) for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
The Unit of Mycobacteriology tests the susceptibility of tuberculosis bacteria to drugs for various national tuberculosis programs, trains local personnel to perform the tests and ensures quality control for an international network of tuberculosis laboratories.
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World Organization for Animal Health Reference Laboratory for Surra
The Unit of Parasite Diagnostics is an official Reference Laboratory of the World Organization for Animal Health for Trypanosoma evansi(surra disease). The Laboratory produces diagnostic kits and performs reference tests on samples of animals destined for export (horses, dogs, camels, small ruminants). It also informs scientists and veterinarians from different countries about the diagnosis and treatment of surra.
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WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training of Sleeping Sickness Diagnosis
The Unit of Parasite Diagnostics is a World Health Organization Collaboration Centre for Research and Training on Human African Trypanosomiasis Diagnosis (sleeping sickness). We carry out reference diagnostic tests on demand. We provide training to health personnel from Non Governmental Organisations, both at ITM and in the field. We assist in the International Course on African Trypanosomes organised by the WHO in Africa.
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National Reference Laboratory for Trichinellosis, Echinococcosis, Sarcosporidiosis and Anisakiasis
In 2007, the Federal Food Agency expanded the mandate of the existing laboratory for trichinellosis to include echinococcosis, sarcosporidiosis and anisakiasis. Among the lab's tasks are the epidemiological surveillance of parasitical zoonoses in Belgium, the periodic evaluation of recognized routine laboratories, the organization of interlaboratory comparison studies and scientific and technical support for other labs.
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FAO Reference Centre for Livestock Trypanosomiasis
ITM was recognised in 2007 by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization as a Reference Centre for the diagnosis and parasite control of sleeping sickness in livestock (FAO Reference Centre for Livestock Trypanosomiasis:  Parasite Management and Diagnosis). We provide advice worldwide about the diagnosis, follow-up and management of animal trypanosomiasis, including the development of drug resistance in the parasite.
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OIE-Reference Centre for theileriosis
ITM was recognized in 2009 as Reference Centre for the Diagnosis and Control of theileriosis in Animals. We address scientific and technical issues relating to theileriosis. We offer worldwide advice on the diagnosis, the treatment and control of animal theileriosis. We also provide scientific and technical training.
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WHO Collaborating Centre for the Diagnosis and Surveillance of Mycobacterium Ulcerans Infection
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Supranational Reference Laboratory (SRL) for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
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World Organization for Animal Health Reference Laboratory for Surrad
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WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training of Sleeping Sickness Diagnosis
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National Reference Laboratory for Trichinellosis, Echinococcosis, Sarcosporidiosis and Anisakiasis
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FAO Reference Centre for Livestock Trypanosomiasis
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OIE-Reference Centre for theileriosis