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Specialised biochemistryThe Department is active in range of broad areas: general biochemistry (for which most tests are turned around within one day); tumour markers; toxicology; occupational health (lead levels, aluminium levels, ALA, ALA dehydratase, zinc protoporphyrins); quantitative drug determination; carboxyhaemoglobin levels; carbon monoxide; characterisation of calculi; investigation of digestive function (faecal digestion, steatorrhoea); nutrition (trace elements and vitamins); electrophoresis; and specific protein assays.

Having served Irish Prisons and Drug Treatment Centres for many years, we have particular expertise in drugs of abuse testing.


The specialised skills of Eurofins Biomnis scientists coupled with their state-of-the-art equipment (e.g. inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, high-performance liquid chromatography, gas phase chromatography, atomic absorption spectrometry and Fourier transform infrared spectrometry) allow optimal testing performance, frequently using recognised reference methods.

Research and Development

Collaborations with university hospital-based research units have led to the development of novel diagnostic tools such as the [13C]Urea Breath Test to detect Helicobacter pylori. In addition, collaboration with the French Porphyria Diagnosis Reference Centre (Professor Deybach, Louis Mourier University Hospital, Colombes) consolidates our expertise in this field.