The clinical service spectrum of the Institute for Clinical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene comprises the total range of microbiological diagnostics (except virological diagnostics) as well as hospital, drinking-water and food hygiene testing. The Microbiology Institute has been certified by the Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAKKS) according to DIN EN ISO 15189:2007 and DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
The medical members of staff working at the Microbiology Institute provide consultation in the area of diagnostics of infectious diseases and antibiotic treatment for various clinics and departments of the Universitätsklinikum Erlangen.
One of the institute´s specialties is the diagnostics of leishmania infections via microscopy, cultivation, molecular diagnostics, species differentiation, immunofluorescence, Western blot analysis, immunohistology as well as the molecular detection of rare bacterial pathogens.
The institute runs the university´s outpatients’ clinic for vaccination and travel medicine with consultation hours taking place twice a week.