Clínic Barcelona. Hospital Universitari

Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Pharmacology and Toxicology Laboratory, Pharmacology

Pharmacology and Toxicology Laboratory, Pharmacology

The Pharmacology Laboratory professionals are leaders in the evaluation and standardization of new trends in combined pharmacological monitoring based on pharmacokinetic, pharmacogenetic, and pharmacodynamic parameters, to provide safer, more personalized, and effective treatments.
We excel in immunosuppression pharmacology and are the reference center for other hospitals and for multicenter studies sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry analyzing new immunosuppressive drugs. We also determine pharmacokinetic profiles in studies of novel antitumor, antiretroviral, and antifungal drugs. Our laboratory has been certified by the Regional Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) for the analysis of drugs and drug metabolites under the BPL standard (PBLI/0412/010CAT).

Toxicology Laboratory

In the Toxicology Laboratory, we determine drugs of abuse, trace elements, and psychotropic drugs (antidepressives, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, and mood stabilizers) and offer confirmatory analysis by mass spectrometry and a screening service for other centers.
The Laboratory also performs other biochemical determinations that require these procedures, such as porphyrins and vitamins.
We are the reference center (European Porphyria Initiative) in the analysis and diagnosis of porphyrins.
The most commonly used analytic methods for these purposes are chromatography (HPLC, GC, HPLC-MS, LC/MS/MS) and atomic absorption spectrophotometry.


Mercè Brunet (Head of Section)

Mercè Brunet

Head of Section

Section of Pharmacology and Toxicology Laboratory

Head of Department

Biomedical Diagnostic Center (CDB)

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