- The Institute
- Travel & Vaccines
The National Reference Centre (NRC) for Tropical Pathogens offers molecular detection of pathogens from tissues. Please contact the NRC by telephone or email (+49 (0)40 / 42818-211, labordiagnostik(at)bnitm.de) prior to sending such samples and provide patient information about country of residence, travel history, signs and symptoms of disease, organ involved, and laboratory data.
Please keep in mind that molecular testing for pathogens from tissues does not replace a histopathological examination and culture-based bacteriological and mycological investigations elsewhere (not offered at BNITM).
Samples that can be examined molecularly are
Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
P. O. Box 30 41 20,
D-20324 Hamburg, Germany
Fax: +49 40 42818-252