Institute of Immunology and Microbiology

NRL for tissue helminths

Workplace characteristics

The laboratory performs serum, vitreous and cerebrospinal fluid testing for specific antibodies against parasitic antigens; performs specific (including histopathology) examinations of various biopsy specimens (including cyst content), blood smears, stool and urine. It is the only laboratory in the Czech Republic to carry out examinations for tropical parasitic infections caused by helminths. By examining samples with multiple types of antigens and different types of reactions, it allows differential diagnosis of helminthic infections and the elimination of non-specific reactions in allergy sufferers, cancer patients and others with different types of immunodeficiencies. Last but not least, the NRL itself produces antigens and is therefore able to carry out commonly unused reactions that do not have commercial kits available.

On 11 August 2015, the laboratory obtained the Certificate of compliance with the requirements of Audit II of the National Authorization Center for Clinical Laboratories (NASKL) and is registered in the Registry of Clinical Laboratories of NASKL ČLS JEP. It successfully defends its accreditation every two years as part of the re-accreditation.

LABORATORY OPERATING TIME:

Mon - Fri 08:00 - 13:00

INFORMATION FOR SAMPLES

The NRL for tissue helminthiasis offers the possibility of examining biological material (blood, urine) for self-payers. 

We examine IgG class antibodies against: larval toxocarosis, trichinosis, cystic or alveolar hydatidosis (echinococcosis), cysticercosis, hepatic fasciolosis, intestinal or urinary schistosomiasis, filariasis, strongyloidosis, angiostrongyloidosis and.

The price for the determination of antibodies against one agent of helminth parasitic infections is CZK 587.

REFUND OF INVESTIGATION

The patient pays the examination himself, he can choose from the following options:

Payment in cash
At the General Treasury of the General University Hospital, U Nemocnice 499/2, building of the Directorate A5
Office hours: Mo - Th 08:00 - 15:00, Fr 08:00 - 14:00

Payment by bank transfer
When making a bank transfer payment, please fill in the following information without which the payment cannot be identified:
Account No .: 24035021/0710
VS: birth number
SS: 86360
Note: unpaid care

BLOOD COLLECTION

Patients who have not been taken blood for examination by a doctor are offered the possibility of collection at Collection center of VFN (Karlovo nám. 32, Praha 2 - building C2, ground floor; tel .: +420 224 966 670) for a fee of 150, - CZK payable on the spot.

Opening hours of the collection center: Mo - Fr 06:30 - 14:15

At the blood collection center, the patient will only report a blood collection requirement of about 5 ml of clotting blood (blood collection system - red, yellow Vacutainer).

EXAMINATION RESULT

The patient receives the result only after payment and proof of payment have been presented. We pass the examination results in a sealed envelope only to the patient's own hands, or we can send it to the patient on request by post. We do not deliver results to anyone else.

MORE INFORMATION

If you have any questions or uncertainties, please contact: +420 224 968 589 or parazit@vfn.cz

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