Diagnostische Leistungen

Diagnostic services

Our diagnostic and research institutes provide the university core competences research and education as well as diagnostic services for clinics and physicians with private practices. These services are essential to health care.



Range of services

Our institute pathologists examine material from biopsies and operations with a focus on the following clinical issues:

  • Exact diagnosis and classification of pathological change
  • Estimation of prognosis and risk of disease (especially important with tumors)

Assessment of tissue removed by pathologists is integral to efficient and targeted treatment or appropriate follow-up treatment after its surgical removal. Pathology reports provide the foundation for clinical diagnostics and therapy.



Our diagnostic labs conduct special tests on a wide variety of tissues from biopsies or specimens from operations and diverse fluids. These tests yield additional information for differential diagnostics based on microscopy or serve to predict how well targeted therapies will work, above all in oncology.

With great care and high quality standards, biomedical analysts conduct a variety of tests that are then interpreted by specialists in clinical pathology and molecular pathology and combined into a diagnosis.

Human genetics


Range of services

Our institute offers a wide range of services to referring physicians.

  • Single-gene diagnostics
  • Next generation sequencing
  • Exome testing
  • MLPA analysis
  • Chromosome analysis
  • FISH analysis
  • Tumor cytogenetics


In our labs, the quality of human genetic analysis is guaranteed by our highly qualified staff, who use state-of-the-art equipment and precise methods. All labs are accredited according to the international standard ISO 15189 (Medical laboratories – Requirements for quality and competence).

The labs are organized according to preanalytical steps into a tumor cytogenetics area, a cytogenetics area and a molecular genetics area. In these labs, pre- and post-PCR operations are strictly separated to avoid contamination.

Hygiene, Microbiology and Environmental Medicine

Hygiene, Mikrobiologie und Umweltmedizin

Range of services

We conduct comprehensive microbiological lab diagnostics for infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites using modern lab methods.

We also advise treating physicians in diagnostics and therapy. As a university institute, we aim to achieve the best possible standard through continuous scientific evaluation of applied methods.



Our diagnostic and research institute provides the following microbiological diagnostics:

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular diagnosis of viral, fungal and parasitic infections
  • Molecular diagnosis and typification of bacteria and mycobacteria
  • Infectious disease serology
  • Clinical microbiology
  • Medical and chemical laboratory diagnostics