Medical analysis request

Sciensano performs analyses for quantification and identification of micro-organisms (e.g. bacteria or fungi) and microbial activities in human samples.

How to request a human microbiological analysis?

  1. Fill in the request form
  2. Prepare your shipment. A package must contain:
    1. A paper copy of the request form
    2. correctly identified samples with sturdy and watertight packaging. Highly virulent pathogenic agents require special packaging!
  3. Send your package to the address indicated on the request form.

Samples which don’t comply with transport regulation will be destroyed.

Pathogen(s) Description Material(s) Accreditation Turnaround time (in days) Contact person(s) Request and administrative forms
ELISA Francisella tularensis Serum No 5 marcella.mori@sciensano.be
Isolation and identification Francisella tularensis Biological material, Ganglia, Intestine, Kidney, Liver, Lung, Spleen, Swab No 10 david.fretin@sciensano.be, marcella.mori@sciensano.be
Rapid Test Francisella Serum No 3 marcella.mori@sciensano.be
PCR Francisella tularensis No 5 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 Detection enterotoxins Bacillus cereus (strain) Strains No 6 florence.crombe@sciensano.be, sarah.denayer@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Molecular identification of genes encoding B. cereus enterotoxins (diarrhea) Strains No 9 florence.crombe@sciensano.be, sarah.denayer@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Detection Bacillus cereus Strains No 6 florence.crombe@sciensano.be, sarah.denayer@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Molecular identification of genetic determinants for cereulide (emetic toxin) Strains No 6 florence.crombe@sciensano.be, sarah.denayer@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. 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
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
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 No 8 florence.crombe@sciensano.be, sarah.denayer@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum Detection of botulinum toxins (reference method in vivo) Human Samples No 10 laurence.delbrassinne@sciensano.be, sarah.denayer@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Clostridium botulinum Detection of botulinum toxins (reference method in vivo) Serum
10 laurence.delbrassinne@sciensano.be, sarah.denayer@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Clostridium botulinum Detection of neurotoxigenic Clostridium botulinum and related (realtime PCR) faeces
15 laurence.delbrassinne@sciensano.be, sarah.denayer@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Clostridium botulinum Detection of botulinum toxins (reference method in vivo) faeces
10 laurence.delbrassinne@sciensano.be, sarah.denayer@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Clostridium perfringens MIC C. perfringens Strains
40 cristina.garcia-graells@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Clostridium perfringens Detection of C. perfringens (realtime PCR) faeces
15 laurence.delbrassinne@sciensano.be, sarah.denayer@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Clostridium perfringens Toxinotype of C. perfringens (realtime PCR) Human Samples No 15 laurence.delbrassinne@sciensano.be, sarah.denayer@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Clostridium perfringens Enumeration of C. perfringens in faeces faeces
10 laurence.delbrassinne@sciensano.be, sarah.denayer@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Clostridium perfringens Detection of C. perfringens enterotoxin (PET-RPLA) faeces
7 laurence.delbrassinne@sciensano.be, sarah.denayer@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Clostridium tetani Detection of tetanus toxin (in vivo method) Serum No 10 laurence.delbrassinne@sciensano.be, sarah.denayer@sciensano.be Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
, Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
Clostridium tetani In vitro determination of antitetanic antibodies Serum No 10 laurence.delbrassinne@sciensano.be, sarah.denayer@sciensano.be Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
, Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
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 Ann Packeu,
E. coli , Salmonella , Shigella Pusle field Gel Electrophoresis Strains
30 pieterjan.ceyssens@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Filamentous fungi , Yeast Identification of yeasts and moulds strain No 20 Ann Packeu,
Filamentous fungi , Yeast Identification of yeasts and moulds by MALDI-TOF MS strain No 10 Ann Packeu,
Flavivirus Detection of Flavivirus RNA by qPCR Blood/CSF No 7 vanessa.suin@sciensano.be
Gastrovirus gastrovirus faeces No 7 florence.crombe@sciensano.be, sarah.denayer@sciensano.be
Hepatitis A virus IgG detection of HAV virus by Elisa Serum No 7 vanessa.suin@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Hepatitis A virus IgM detection of HAV virus by Elisa Serum/Salive No 7 vanessa.suin@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Hepatitis A virus Genotyping of HAV virus Serum/Salive No 30 vanessa.suin@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 vanessa.suin@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Hepatitis A virus HAV virus detection by qPCR Serum/Salive
7 vanessa.suin@sciensano.be Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
, Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
Hepatitis B virus Surface antigens detection of HBV virus by Elisa (confirmation) Serum
14 vanessa.suin@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Hepatitis B virus Surface antigens detection of HBV virus by Elisa Serum
14 vanessa.suin@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Hepatitis B virus HBV genotyping Serum No Not applicable vanessa.suin@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Hepatitis B virus HBV antiviral resistance Serum No Not applicable vanessa.suin@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande
Hepatitis B virus HBV PCR Serum No Not applicable vanessa.suin@sciensano.be Testfiche + Aanvraagformulier
, Fiche du test + Formulaire de demande

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