Sars-CoV-2 Services

Sars-Cov-2 Diagnostics

The Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine offers modern PCR-diagnostic techniques of SARS-Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2)


The BNITM houses the National Reference Center for the detection of tropical pathogens (NRZ), appointed by the Robert Koch Institute on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Health.

Central laboratory diagnostics at the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine

Fax: +49 40 42818-252 email: labordiagnostik(at)

Consultation for physicians/Institutes: Mo – Fr  09:00 – 12:00 am and 13:00 – 17:00 pm

Prof. Dr. med. Egbert Tannich
Specialist for Microbiology and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
Tel. +49 40 42818-261

Prof. Dr. med. Dennis Tappe
Specialist for Microbiology, Virology and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Specialist for Laboratory Medicine
Tel. +49 40 42818-205

More information on all services of the National Reference Center at BNITM can be found here.


Consultation of physicians on clinical differential diagnosis, therapy and practical procedures on suspicion of a tropical disease:

Mo - Fr 09:00 am - 4:00 pm: Tel. +49 40 42818-498
In emergencies outside these consultation hours: Tel. +49 40 42818-0
Fax. +49 40 42818-1334     email: konsil(at)

Prof. Dr. med. univ. Michael Ramharter
Specialist for Internal and Tropical Medicine
email: ramharter(at)

Dr. med. Sabine Jordan
Specialist for Internal Medicine
email: s.jordan(at)

Dr. med. Benno Kreuels
Specialist for Internal Medicine
email: b.kreuels(at)

Dr. med. Johannes Jochum
Specialist for Internal and Tropical Medicine and Infectiology
email: j.jochum(at)

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Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine

Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 74
D-20359 Hamburg

Tel.: +49 40 42818-0
(Switchboard of the Institute)

Tel.: +49 40 312851
(For Patients)

Fax: +49 40 42818-400
E-mail: bni(at)

Beratung für Ärztinnen und Ärzte zu COVID-19:
Mo - Fr 09:00 - 16:00 Uhr:
Tel. +49 40 42818-498
Notfälle außerhalb dieser Zeiten:
Tel. +49 40 42818-0

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