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Clínic Barcelona. Hospital Universitari

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July, 31 2020

Novelties of the Test July 2020

In the annex you can find the changes we have introduced in our Test Catalog during the month of July 2020.

April, 28 2020

COVID-19 Test

On 25th February 2020, the first case of SARS-Cov-2 in Spain (peninsular) was diagnosed in the Microbiology department of our hospital

March, 04 2019

Cerium oxide nanoparticles could improve the prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma

A long collaboration between IDIBAPS and ICN2, led by Prof. Wladimiro Jiménez and Prof. ICREA Víctor F. Puntes, has shown that the administration of cerium oxide nanoparticles in rat animal models can compete with currently available treatments. The research published in Hepatology shows that human tissues also absorb and retain nanoparticles, making them a promising new pharmacological strategy.

November, 26 2019

CDB Clinical interdisciplinary case: Post-transplant liver neoplasia

At the present clinic case is showed the usefulness of the analysis of microsatellite markers by QF-PCR related with the evaluation of tumors developed in transplanted patients.

July, 01 2019

Jordi Vila, nominated new president of the Spanish Society of the Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology.

SEIMC brings together professionales working in the field of infectious diseases.

The Biomedical Diagnostic Center (CDB, Centro de Diagnóstico Biomédico) is the organizational and management structure of the various specialties encompassed in the Clinical Laboratory Area of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.

In addition to its task as a general hospital laboratory, the CDB is a recognized reference laboratory for specialized tests.

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Our skilled professionals are committed to ensuring the highest quality of the services provided, from designing studies to the evaluation of results. This high level of expertise and the use of state-of-the-art techniques for healthcare and research purposes enable us to offer a wide range of services covering all the needs of our clients. We provide a professional service that also includes advice and guidance in the interpretation of results.

Clinical cases

  • Exome sequencing: new diagnostic tool for mitochondrial disease

    The clinical laboratory plays a very important role in the diagnosis of mitochondrial diseases through biochemical and molecular studies. But the wide range of clinical manifestations and clinical phenotypes makes diagnosis very difficult. The implementation of next generation sequencing (NGS) approach for the diagnosis of mitochondrial diseases such as exome sequencing has become a powerful tool to achieve the definitive diagnosis of many patients.

  • Liver transplantation: biomarkers for diagnostic and prediction of treatment response

    Serum liver function tests, tumor markers such as alpha-fetoprotein, pharmacological monitoring and pharmacogenetic studies are very useful laboratory test to improve the management of patients undergoing liver transplantation.


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Villarroel, 170 · 08036 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 227 54 64 · Fax: +34 93 227 98 75 · ·