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About us

A historical reference laboratory focused on the future

Since it creation in 1967, Laboratoire Cerba operates on the French and international market of specialized clinical pathology.

As a European leader, Laboratoire Cerba aims at supporting health professional by offering them an always up-to-date portfolio of in vitro diagnostic tests and by permanently improving its service.

Highly diversified activity of Laboratoire Cerba covers all medical specialties. It is organized around 3 departments, namely Clinical Pathology, Genetics and Histocytopathology.

A panel of over 2000 tests and continuous development of new biomarkers are the core of the health care extension provided to clinical pathologists working with Laboratoire Cerba, wherever in the world. This is why Laboratoire Cerba processed samples from the whole world and collects them directly in over 16 countries in Europe, Africa and Middle East through a network of agencies sharing its values and requirements in terms of quality and medical service provided.

In 2007, Laboratoire Cerba was at the origin of the creation of Cerba European Lab (CEL), a European network of laboratories providing a comprehensive solution for clinical pathology, from collection centers to specialized laboratory. CEL also operates worldwide in the field of clinical pathology for clinical trials.

In 2015,  Cerba European Lab becomes Cerba HealthCare.


physicians and clinical pathologists

50 new test developed every year
525 collaborators
1300 tests : a broad panel covering around 30 medical specialties
+5 000
customers worldwide
+15 000
patient files par day


An expert in Clinical Pathology

Laboratoire Cerba’s Medical Team is made of professionals with skills acknowledged by their peers. Members of scientific societies, experts for health authorities, all clinical pathologists regularly attend national and international congresses in their filed. They support and advise health professionals in choosing the most relevant tests and in interpreting the results to improve patient’s management.

Laboratoire Cerba integrates a Scientific and Medical board to empower the scientific and technologic survey for continuous evolution of analytical methods and transfer of latest outputs of research to biomedical applications. This board organizes the synergies between our multidisciplinary teams who attend several conferences and regularly publish in national and international medical journals.

Learn more : publications.

« Quality for optimal diagnostic provided to physicians and patients »

Quality management at Laboratoire Cerba aims at ensuring, for all customers worldwide :

  • Accuracy of test results provided to clinicians ;
  • Data traceability; ;
  • Confidentiality ;
  • Robust processes & organization.

Laboratoire Cerba was the first laboratory to be accredited by the COFRAC in France as early as April 1999. This long experience of accreditation is a strong driving force for all men and women working at Laboratoire Cerba.