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Cervical cytology

Smear, Cervical cancer

For almost 30 years now, Eurofins | NMDL-LCPL has been the largest specialised laboratory in the Netherlands for the evaluation of cervical cancer. Diagnosing (the preliminary stages of) cervical cancer is a spearhead. The new population screening for cervical cancer began in 2017. Eurofins | NMD...

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Population screening for cervical cancer

Smear, Cervical cytology

Every five years, each woman in the Netherlands between the ages of 30 and 60 receives an invitation from the cervical cancer population screening. Thanks to the population screening, cervical cancer is regularly discovered at an early stage, so that the number of women who die from the disease h...

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Histology

Skin, Pathology

For 30 years now we have been offering customised diagnostic work for general practitioners in the field of dermatopathology. By means of a biopsy or resection, the general practitioner can remove the skin lesion(s) and send them in for histological examination.

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Bacterial vaginosis

BV, molecular diagnostics

Bacterial vaginosis can be very unpleasant for your patient. For this reason it is important that it can be treated quickly. A good past medical history, physical and supplementary examination is essential for diagnosing Bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is characterised by: change in t...

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Candida albicans

Fungus, molecular diagnostics

Vaginal Candida infections are very common. This infection can cause bothersome complaints, such as: Vaginal discharge: milk-coloured, creamy and/or simply watery secretion itching burning sensation irritation swollen labia small cracks in the skin around the inner labia burning sensatio...

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Chlamydia trachomatis

STD, molecular diagnostics

Chlamydia trachomatis is an STD which can be easily contracted by a patient. The mucous membranes of the urethra, the anus, the throat and/or cervix are infected by this bacterium. Initially, Chlamydia trachomatis causes few complaints, so that the STD often goes unnoticed. Eurofins | NMDL-LCPL c...

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Herpes simplex virus

STD, molecular diagnostics

Herpes simplex virus is often diagnosed on the basis of the characteristic blisters and the complaints. If necessary, Eurofins | NMDL-LCPL can perform (supplementary) testing on fluid from the blisters or on a smear from the bottom of the blisters. This is done with the aid of PCR, which enables ...

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Human papillomavirus

HPV

HPV (human papillomavirus) is a commonly occurring virus. The virus is transmitted via sexual contact. HPV is often eliminated again by the body itself, but this doesn´t always happen. Cervical cancer can develop in a very small percentage of women. There are several types of HPV. At Eurofins | N...

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Mycoplasma genitalium

STD, molecular diagnostics

Mycoplasma genitalium is an infection that can cause inflammation of the urethra. Carriers of this STD have few symptoms, so that the infection often goes unnoticed. Mycoplasma genitalium can be detected by means of PCR in a very sensitive and reproducible manner.   For more information, c...

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Neisseria gonorrhoeae

STD, molecular diagnostics

Neisseria gonorrhoeae is an STD that is caused by a bacterium. This STD can cause an infection in the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus and/or throat. If an infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae is suspected, Eurofins | NMDL-LCPL can confirm or exclude this for you. Due to its high sensitivity and hig...

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STD Diagnostics

Molecular diagnostics

The molecular diagnostics department of Eurofins | NMDL-LCPL focuses on the detection of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). All examinations in this area are based on the PCR technique (polymerase chain reaction).

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Treponema pallidum

STD, molecular diagnostics

Treponema pallidum is a bacterium that can cause syphilis in both men and women. If a Treponema pallidum infection is suspected due to the presence of an anogenital ulcer (hard chancre), Eurofins | NMDL-LCPL can confirm or exclude this for you. This is done with the aid of PCR, which enables a pr...

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Trichomonas vaginalis

STD, molecular diagnostics

A vaginal Trichomonas infection (Trichomoniasis) is a frequently occurring STD. Typical complaints with Trichomonas vaginalis are: vaginal discharge: smelly secretion that can be greenish in colour and sometimes frothy; burning sensation and irritation; burning sensation when urinating; pai...

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Varicella zoster

Virus, molecular diagnostics

General practitioners in the Netherlands regularly see patients with the Varicella zoster virus. The diagnosis is often made on the basis of the characteristic blisters and the complaints. If desirable, the Eurofins | NMDL-LCPL can perform (supplementary) testing on fluid from the blisters or on ...

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