Clinical Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory

A referral service for the identification of a wide range of human parasites from clinical specimens, located in the Department of Clinical Sciences at LSTM.

Clinical Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory

CDPL is a UKAS accredited Medical Laboratory No. 9362

The laboratory participates in the external NEQAS quality assurance schemes for blood parasitology, faecal parasitology, malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT’s) and parasite serology.

The laboratory accepts samples from NHS and PHE laboratories, private hospitals and private laboratories.

The laboratory cannot accept samples directly from patients; samples must be referred to the laboratory by a health professional.

Examples of tests performed at the Clinical Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory

The handbook (see downloads below) and the following sections aim to provide help and advice for users of our service. Information contained in this handbook should help the user understand the requirements needed for the diagnostic parasitology services offered by the laboratory. Also included is information regarding the interpretation of results. This handbook should assist with pre-examination and post-examination information needed by the user. If users require any additional information that is not provided in this handbook, then they should contact the laboratory for advice.

Contact Us

Clinical Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory 

Jayne Jones 
Laboratory Manager

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Pembroke Place
L3 5QA


Tel: 0151 705 3220
Fax: 0151 705 3241

LSTM Diagnostic Laboratory
Liverpool 92L

A charge is made for all laboratory services, for current prices please contact the laboratory.

Reports are processed and issued as soon as results are available and have been authorised. Copies can be issued if required please contact the laboratory if this is needed.