Prompt laboratory diagnostics plays an essential role in the assessment of a patient’s medical status, in particular in emergency hospital admissions and critical illnesses. This is why the IKC provides diagnostic services for approximately 60 vital or urgent diagnostic parameters 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including biomarkers of the cardiovascular system, inflammation, renal function and neurological diseases as well as tests for drugs-of-abuse. Given its status as an interdisciplinary emergency laboratory, the Institute of Clinical Chemistry performs time-sensitive viral and auto-antibody tests (hepatitis, HIV, EBV, CMV, Rapid PCR tests for Influenza or SARS-COV2) outside normal working hours on behalf of the Department of Immunology and the Institute of Medical Virology. More than 90% of results on emergency analyses are forwarded to the attending physicians within less than one hour.
Information and registration
Institute of Clinical Chemistry
Dr. Lanja Saleh
Tel. +41 44 255 22 67
Mon – Fri, 8 am – 5 pm
Emergencies (24-hour assistance): +41 44 255 22 68