Science and research

National Reference Laboratory for Papillomaviruses and Polyomaviruses

The NRL for Papillomaviruses provides clinical diagnosis of anogenital HPV infections. The NRL is accredited under ISO 15 189. For clinical samples it uses two SOPs. Additionally, a number of other methods is utilized in the laboratory for the detection of skin types of HPV and animal papillomaviruses.

Besides molecular-biological methods the laboratory detects HPV-specific antibodies in sera of patients. The NRL tests commercial kits for HPV detection, prepares samples for external quality assessment (EQA) for microbiology laboratories in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and provides consulting and training services. The NRL participates in the international EQA and is a member of the network of specialized HPV laboratories under WHO with focus on expert typing of HPV. The laboratory cooperates with the European Cervical Cancer Association.

Quick contact

Head of Science and Research Division
Tel:+420 221 977 208

Deputy head of Science and Research Division
Tel:+420 221 977 269
Tel:+420 221 977 364

Tel:+420 221 977 247

Opening hours

Mo – Fr: 7:00–18:00
Weekends: 9:00–13:00

Mo – Fr: 7:00–10:30

Inpatient department
Mo – Fr: 13:00–18:00

ICU and Transplant unit
Mo – Fr: 14:00–17:00

How to find us


Ústav hematologie a krevní transfuze
(​Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion)

U Nemocnice 2094/1
128 00 Praha 2

The nearest underground station: Karlovo náměstí (line B)

The nearest tram station: Karlovo náměstí (10, 16, 22), Moráň (3, 6, 10, 16, 18, 24)

The nearest bus station: U Nemocnice (148), Karlovo náměstí (176)

How to get here