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H-1089 Budapest, Nagyvárad sq 4. Floor XIV.
Phone +36-1-210-0278 ext: 56318.
Contact to the head of the institute:

Acting Directors
General: Prof. Barna Vásárhelyi  MD., PhD., DSc. (
Education: Prof. Barna Vásárhelyi MD., PhD., DSc. (

The Department of Laboratory Medicine was founded in 2010 with missions on the following areas:

  • The main goal is the introduction of basic principles of Laboratory Medicine to graduate medical students. The Department also provides post-graduate education for health-care specialists including physicians and clinical biochemists.
  • It coordinates laboratory tests at the majority of University and provides professional support for clinical decision making.
  • The Department actively participates in research studies involving laboratory tests; it also manages research projects of its own. The Department manages its own PhD program.

The Laboratory Medicine curriculum is based on knowledge acquired during studies of Pathophysiology and Clinical Laboratory Diagnostic obtained during the fourth and fifth years. The major goal is to present some approach and diagnostic algorithms that are required for efficient test ordering and evaluation of lab test results. As part of education the students obtain information regarding:

  • the procedure that generates laboratory test results (from test ordering to laboratory reports),
  • laboratory tests needed to establish a diagnosis,
  • the major aspects that the medical doctors should take into account when they evaluate a laboratory report,
  • novel techniques used in general laboratory (with their drawbacks and benefits).

Theoretical training topic for the 2019/2020 academic year

Lecture 1
Preanalytical phase of the lab tests
Lecture 2
Analytical phase
Lecture 3
Postanalytical phase / Urinary testing with strips
Lecture 4
POCT_point of care testing / Laboratory diagnostics of CNS inflammation
Lecture 5
Lab tests for the investigation of major human metabolic disorders
Lecture 6
Laboratory investigations of hemostatic disorders
Lecture 7
Hematology and flow cytometry
Lecture 8
Lab tests to investigate inflammation
Lecture 9
Autoimmune diagnostics
Lecture 10
Lecture 11
Tumor markers_principles and their clinical use
Lecture 12
Laboratory assessment of disorders of endocrinology
Lecture 13
Genetic methods

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