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Clinical Analysis and Microbiology

ivo.es Clinical Analysis and Microbiology

The mission of the Clinical Analysis and Microbiology Service is to contribute to the good health of the patients we treat under the highest quality standards. Through the information provided by the analysis of biological samples, the laboratory participates in the diagnosis, treatment, evolutionary monitoring and prevention of disease.

It is estimated that the information provided by the tests carried out in the laboratory influences up to 70% of clinical decisions, thus playing a fundamental role in the hospital care chain.

The Clinical Analysis and Microbiology Laboratory Service has a quality management system for all its processes, with the UNE-EN-ISO 9001-2015 certification

Scientific Developments

In instrumental techniques, diagnostic methodology and procedures, as well as in information and quality management systems

Quality and Speed

For this purpose, it has a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals offering a wide range of diagnostic tests in virtually all subject areas. The laboratory is based on a highly automated and computerised model with first-class materials and technological resources. It has the latest technology in both analytical equipment and computer systems for data management and control over the entire process, offering the highest quality results in the shortest amount of time. 

The speed at which infectious diseases are diagnosed is extremely important for oncology patients. Therefore, the laboratory has state-of-the-art equipment that allows for the detection of microorganisms through the introduction of molecular techniques such as multiple real-time PCR and mass spectrometry.

It has a quality management system included in the UNE-EN-ISO 9001-2015 Standard, which guarantees that it complies with its objectives and is adapted to the quality policy with instruments for planning, control, assurance and continuous improvement. This Standard acknowledges the quality of its management system, certifies the competence of its professionals, and ensures maximum diagnostic reliability.


The IVO’s clinical analysis and microbiology service is equipped with the latest generation of microbiology technology, the most important of which include:

Automated sample reception and distribution unit

An automated sample reception and distribution unit integrated into the modular analytical platform with biochemistry and immunology analysers.


Haematology, coagulation and blood gas analysers.


A unit to analyse the sed rate, or erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR).

Automated modular platform

An automated modular platform for the urinalysis area.

Electrophoresis and immunofixation equipment

Electrophoresis and immunofixation equipment for the production of proteinograms.

Latex agglutination tests

A fecal occult blood detection system using latex agglutination techniques.

PCR kits

PCR kits for the detection of Human Papillomavirus, for the diagnosis of COVID-19, and other pathogens and for antibiotic resistance genes.

Bacterial identification system

A bacterial identification system using mass spectrometry. 

Automated antibiogram systems

Automated systems for performing antibiograms.

Automatic reader

An automatic blood culture reader.

Clinical Analysis and Microbiology Service Medical Team

Head of Service

Dr. Marcos Guaita Martínez

Associated Doctors

Dr. Tomás García Lozano
Dr. Sonia Cervantes García
Pilar Pérez Ballestero
Dr. Marina Sánchez Yepes
Isabel Valero García