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
Antibiotic sensibility testing by E-test-Burkholderia pseudomallei Bacterial strain No 65 david.fretin@sciensano.be, marcella.mori@sciensano.be
Bacillus anthracis Bacillus anthracis (human) Serum No 7 cecile.boland@sciensano.be, Pierre.Wattiau@sciensano.be
Bacillus anthracis PCR identification Bacillus anthacis Bacterial strain, Biological material, Blood, Crusts, DNA, Dust, Mud, Spleen, Swab No 3 cecile.boland@sciensano.be, Pierre.Wattiau@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Molecular identification of genetic determinants for cereulide (emetic toxin) Strains No 6 foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Detection enterotoxins Bacillus cereus (strain) Strains No 6 foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Molecular identification of genes encoding B. cereus enterotoxins (diarrhea) Strains No 9 foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Detection Bacillus cereus Strains No 6 foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bordetella pertussis IgG quantification (ELISA) against Pertussis Toxin (whooping cough) (sera) Serum
7 caroline.rodeghiero@sciensano.be, Isabelle.Desombere@sciensano.be Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
, Testfiche + aanvraagformulier
Brucella spp. Identification Brucella spp.
3 marcella.mori@sciensano.be
Brucella spp. Buffered plate agglutination test + EDTA Lyophilized serum, Serum No 4 david.fretin@sciensano.be, marcella.mori@sciensano.be
Brucella spp. Rose bengale test Biological material, Cerebrospinal fluid, Paired sera, Serum
4 marcella.mori@sciensano.be
Brucella spp. Isolation Brucella spp. Biological material
12 marcella.mori@sciensano.be
Brucella spp. ELISA (Sciensano) Brucella spp. Lyophilized serum, Serum
4 marcella.mori@sciensano.be
Brucella spp. Buffered plate agglutination test Lyophilized serum, Serum No 4 david.fretin@sciensano.be, marcella.mori@sciensano.be
Brucella spp. PCR Brucella spp. Biological material
4 marcella.mori@sciensano.be
Burkholderia mallei qPCR detecting glanders and melioidosis agents No 4 cecile.boland@sciensano.be, Pierre.Wattiau@sciensano.be
Burkholderia mallei Complement fixation test glanders Serum No 4 david.fretin@sciensano.be, marcella.mori@sciensano.be
Carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE) detection E. coli ESBL EU Strains
8 foodmicro@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum Detection of botulinum toxins (reference method in vivo) Serum
10 botulisme@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Clostridium botulinum Detection of botulinum toxins (reference method in vivo) faeces
10 botulisme@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Clostridium botulinum Detection of neurotoxigenic Clostridium botulinum and related (realtime PCR) faeces
15 botulisme@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Clostridium botulinum Detection of C. botulinum (in vivo reference method) Human Samples
15 botulisme@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Clostridium perfringens Toxinotype of C. perfringens (realtime PCR) Human Samples, Strains
15 botulisme@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Clostridium perfringens MIC C. perfringens Strains
40 foodmicro@sciensano.be, botulisme@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Clostridium perfringens Detection of C. perfringens (realtime PCR) faeces
15 botulisme@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Clostridium perfringens Enumeration of C. perfringens in faeces faeces
10 botulisme@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Clostridium perfringens Detection of C. perfringens enterotoxin (PET-RPLA) faeces
7 botulisme@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Clostridium tetani Detection of tetanus toxin (in vivo method) Serum No 10 botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium tetani In vitro determination of antitetanic antibodies Serum No 10 botulisme@sciensano.be
Corynebacterium diphtheriae IgG quantification (ELISA) against Diphteria toxin Serum
7 caroline.rodeghiero@sciensano.be, Isabelle.Desombere@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Coxiella spp. PCR Coxiella burnetii (Q-fever)
5 marcella.mori@sciensano.be
Dermatophytes Detection and identification of dermatophytes (Tinea) Swabs No 15 medmyco@sciensano.be
E. coli , Salmonella , Shigella Pusle field Gel Electrophoresis Strains
30 salmonella@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Filamentous fungi , Yeast , Molds Identification of yeasts and moulds by MALDI-TOF MS strain No 10 medmyco@sciensano.be
Filamentous fungi , Yeast , Molds Identification of yeasts and moulds strain No 20 medmyco@sciensano.be
Francisella tularensis Isolation and identification Francisella tularensis Biological material, Ganglia, Intestine, Kidney, Liver, Lung, Spleen, Swab No 10 david.fretin@sciensano.be, marcella.mori@sciensano.be
Francisella tularensis Rapid Test Francisella Serum No 3 marcella.mori@sciensano.be
Francisella tularensis PCR Francisella tularensis Biological material No 5 david.fretin@sciensano.be, marcella.mori@sciensano.be
Francisella tularensis ELISA Francisella tularensis Serum No 5 marcella.mori@sciensano.be
Gastrovirus gastrovirus faeces No Not applicable foodmicro@sciensano.be
Hepatitis A virus Genotyping of HAV virus Serum/Salive No 30 virologie@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Hepatitis A virus Ig tot detection of HAV virus by Elisa Serum/Salive No 7 virologie@sciensano.be Testfiche+aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + formulair de demande
Hepatitis A virus HAV virus detection by qPCR Serum/Salive
7 virologie@sciensano.be Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
, Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
Hepatitis B virus HBV antiviral resistance Serum No Not applicable virologie@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Hepatitis B virus Surface antigens detection of HBV virus by Elisa Serum
14 virologie@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Hepatitis B virus Surface antigens detection of HBV virus by Elisa (confirmation) Serum
14 virologie@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Hepatitis B virus HBV PCR Serum No Not applicable virologie@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Hepatitis B virus HBV genotyping Serum No Not applicable virologie@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Hepatitis C virus HCV PCR Serum No 14 virologie@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Hepatitis C virus Ig tot detection of HCV virus by Elisa Serum
14 virologie@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande

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