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 Plasmodium
, Entamoeba histolytica
, 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.