Medical analysis request

Sciensano is recognized by INAMI-RIZIV for the analyses of clinical microbiology which are performed in our national reference centres. It are mainly second-line analyses (confirmations, typings, etc.) although also first-line analyses for less usual pathogens are performed. Sciensano is accredited ISO15189.

How to request a human microbiological analysis?

  1. Fill in the request form
  2. Prepare your shipment. A package must contain:
    1. the completed request form
    2. correctly identified samples in appropriate packaging.
  3. Send your package to the address indicated on the request form.
Pathogen(s) Description Material(s) Accreditation Turnaround time (in days) Contact person(s) Request and administrative forms
Bacillus anthracis Bacillus anthracis (human) Serum No 7 Marcella Mori,
Bacillus cereus Molecular identification of genetic determinants for cereulide (emetic toxin of B. cereus) Strains No 6 foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Molecular identification of genes encoding B. cereus enterotoxins (diarrhea) Food, strain No 9
Bacillus cereus Detection enterotoxins Bacillus cereus (strain) Strains No 6 foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Detection Bacillus cereus faeces No 6 foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacterial strains Whole Genome Sequencing Strains No 25 An Van den Bossche, , Wesley Mattheus,
Mumps virus Mumps: Mumps virus RNA detection via RT-qPCR naso pharyngeal swab, Saliva
4 Inge Roukaerts, virologie@sciensano.be
Bordetella pertussis IgG quantification (ELISA) against Pertussis Toxin (whooping cough) (sera) Serum
7 Isabelle Desombere, immunomail@sciensano.be
Brucella spp. Buffered plate agglutination test Liquid, Lyophilized serum, Plasma, Serum No 4 Marcella Mori,
Brucella spp. PCR Brucella spp. Biological material, DNA, Bacterial strain
4 Marcella Mori,
Brucella spp. Identification Brucella spp. Bacterial strain, Cerebrospinal fluid, EDTA Blood, Hemoculture, Liquid
3 Marcella Mori,
Brucella spp. Buffered plate agglutination test + EDTA Lyophilized serum, Serum No 4 Marcella Mori,
Brucella spp. Rose bengale test Biological material, Cerebrospinal fluid, Paired sera, Plasma, Serum
4 Marcella Mori,
Brucella spp. Isolation Brucella spp. Bacterial strain, Biological material, Cerebrospinal fluid, EDTA Blood, Hemoculture
12 Marcella Mori,
Brucella spp. ELISA (Sciensano) Brucella spp. Lyophilized serum, Plasma, Serum
4 Marcella Mori,
Burkholderia mallei Complement fixation test glanders and melioidosis Serum No 5 David Fretin, , Marcella Mori,
Carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE) detection E. coli ESBL EU Strains
8 foodmicro@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum Detection of neurotoxigenic Clostridium botulinum and related - types A, B, E and F (realtime PCR) faeces
15 Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be Aanvraagformulier Clostridium botulinum
, Formulaire de demande Clostridium botulinum
Clostridium botulinum Detection of botulinum toxins (reference method in vivo) faeces
10 Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be Aanvraagformulier Clostridium botulinum
, Formulaire de demande Clostridium botulinum
Clostridium botulinum Detection of botulinum toxins (reference method in vivo) Serum
10 Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be Aanvraagformulier Clostridium botulinum
, Formulaire de demande Clostridium botulinum
Clostridium botulinum Detection of C. botulinum (in vivo reference method) faeces
15 Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be Aanvraagformulier Clostridium botulinum
, Formulaire de demande Clostridium botulinum
Clostridium perfringens Enumeration of C. perfringens in faeces faeces
10 Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium perfringens EUCAST Disk diffusion test for C. perfringens strain No 40 Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium perfringens Toxinotype of C. perfringens (realtime PCR) strain No 15 Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium perfringens ELISA - C. perfringens Enterotoxin A faeces No 7 Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium perfringens Detection of C. perfringens (realtime PCR) faeces
15 Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium tetani In vitro determination of antitetanic antibodies Serum
10 Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium tetani Detection of tetanus toxin (in vivo method) Serum No 10 Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be
Coagulase Positive Staphylococci Detection of coagulase positive Staphylococci faeces No 6 foodmicro@sciensano.be
Corynebacterium diphtheriae Quantification of anti-Corynebacterium diphtheriae toxine IgG antibodies (ELISA) Serum
14 Isabelle Desombere, ImmunoMail@sciensano.be Aanvraagformulier Corynebacterium
, Formulaire de demande Corynebacterium
Coxiella spp. PCR Coxiella burnetii (Q-fever) EDTA Blood, Heart, Liquid, Pool van swabs, Serum, Throat swab
5 Marcella Mori,
Dermatophytes Detection and identification of dermatophytes (Tinea) Swabs No 15 medical_mycology@sciensano.be
E. coli , Salmonella , Shigella Pusle field Gel Electrophoresis Strains
30 Pieter-Jan Ceyssens, salmonella@sciensano.be Aanvraagformulier Salmonella en Shigella
, Formulaire de demande Salmonella et Shigella
Enterobacter cloacae Detection Enterobacter cloacae Swabs No 8 foodmicro@sciensano.be
Filamentous fungi , Yeast , Molds Identification by DNA sequencing (clinical fungi) strain No 20 medical_mycology@sciensano.be
Filamentous fungi , Yeast , Molds MALDI-TOF MS identification of yeasts and molds (clinical fungi) strain No 10 medical_mycology@sciensano.be
Francisella tularensis Rapid Test Francisella Serum No 3 Marcella Mori,
Francisella tularensis Isolation and identification Francisella tularensis Bacterial strain, Biological material, Ganglia, Intestine, Kidney, Liver, Lung, Pool organs, Spleen, Swab No 10 David Fretin, , Marcella Mori,
Francisella tularensis ELISA Francisella tularensis Cerebrospinal fluid, Serum No 5 Marcella Mori,
Gastrovirus Detection gastrovirus faeces No Not applicable foodmicro@sciensano.be
Hepatitis A virus HAV virus detection by qPCR Serum
7 Michael Peeters, virologie@sciensano.be
Hepatitis A virus Anti-HAV total Ig detection by ELISA on serum (Sciensano) Serum
7 Michael Peeters, virologie@sciensano.be
Hepatitis A virus HAV genotyping (Sciensano) Serum/Salive No 30 Michael Peeters, virologie@sciensano.be
Hepatitis A virus HAV detection by PCR on saliva (Sciensano) Saliva No 7 Michael Peeters, virologie@sciensano.be Aanvraagformulier Hepatitis
Hepatitis A virus Anti-HAV IgM detection by ELISA on serum (Sciensano) Serum
7 Michael Peeters, virologie@sciensano.be
Hepatitis B virus HBV PCR (CUSL) EDTA Blood, Serum No 14 benoit.kabamba@uclouvain.be Aanvraagformulier Hepatitis , Formulaire de demande Hepatitis
Hepatitis C virus Anti-HCV total Ig detection by Immunoblot (Sciensano) Serum
14 Michael Peeters, virologie@sciensano.be
Hepatitis C virus HCV resistance testing : NS5B sequencing (CUSL) EDTA Blood, Serum No 20 benoit.kabamba@uclouvain.be
Hepatitis C virus HCV resistance testing: NS3A sequencing (CUSL) EDTA Blood, Serum No 20 benoit.kabamba@uclouvain.be
Hepatitis C virus HCV resistance testing : NS5A sequencing (CUSL) EDTA Blood, Serum No 20 benoit.kabamba@uclouvain.be Aanvraagformulier Hepatitis

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