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 June 29, 2021, the laboratory received a Certificate of Compliance with the R3 Audit of the National Authorization Center for Clinical Laboratories (NASKL) and is registered in the Register of Clinical Laboratories of NASKL ČLS JEP. He successfully defends the obtained accreditation every three years within the re-accreditation.


Mon - Thu 7:30 - 15:30, Fri 7:30 - 15:00


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 cause of helminth parasitic infections is CZK 670.


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


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, Prague 2 - building C2, ground floor; tel .: +420 224 966 670) for a fee of CZK 91 payable locally.

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).


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.


If you have any questions or uncertainties, please contact: +420 224 968 589 or

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