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May 23, 2019

Two technicians from CDB, winners of the first and second prize for the best scientific communication of the “I Congreso Nacional SETSS y V Jornadas Científicas FETESS” Higher Sanitary Technicians.

On May 17th and 18th, the “I Congreso Nacional SETSS y V Jornadas Científicas FETESS de Técnicos Superiores Sanitarios: Prevención, diagnóstico, tratamiento y seguimiento de las enfermedades Hematológicas y Oncológicas” 

May 14, 2019

CDB accredited for the detection of severe combined immunodeficiency

From the classic blood test of the heel to newborns, this genetic disease of the immune system is now detected early.

May 13, 2019

Aleix Prat and Manel Juan, winners of the Vanguardia de la Ciencia Prize

The researchers have won this award organized jointly by La Vanguardia and Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera.

May 02, 2019

Novelties of the Test April 2019

In the annex you can find the changes we have introduced in our Test Catalog during the month of April 2019.

September 17, 2018

Dr. Iván Archilla, Prize for the best oral communication in the XXX European Congress of Pathology.

This recognition has been obtained by the investigation "Somatic copy number alterations as a biomarket of recurrence in stage II colon cancer patients".

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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