An essential part of the healthcare continuum

From prevention to screening, from diagnosis to treatment monitoring, our 1,200 clinical pathologists are committed to supporting and advising patients and their physicians throughout their care pathway.

  • Localisation laboratoires 1,350

    medical analysis laboratories

  • 1,200

    clinical pathologists

  • Icon patients 50 million

    patients treated each year

Our areas of expertise in routine

Routine clinical pathology

Our 1,350 laboratories are involved in the primary care of patients. Thanks to their geographical proximity and daily work with clinicians, our teams participate in the screening and initial diagnosis of “city” patients, in particular by carrying out routine biological tests, which are essential for the early detection of diseases.

Although it is the fundamental mission of the local laboratory, this first-line work requires thoroughness, responsiveness, versatility, but also all the empathy necessary to reassure sometimes anxious patients.

MAP and Spermiology

Medically assisted procreation (MAP) is a discipline that requires specific training for our staff in local laboratories. Our teams of certified MAP clinical pathologists, medical secretaries and certified MAP technicians are trained and aware of the need to support couples on their journey to becoming parents.

Our network includes laboratories specialising in MAP in France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Italy and Africa. They support patients from the diagnostic stage to the most innovative technical procedures.

Clinical pathology of the pregnant female

The biological pathway for pregnant women is governed by the recommendations of the French National Authority for Health and consists of examinations to be carried out throughout the pregnancy.

This monitoring is ensured by our clinical pathologists to assure patients receive appropriate care.


Our clinical pathology laboratories offer child-friendly care.To this end, the teams are trained on receiving and taking samples from young people.

We work closely with paediatricians, hospitals and paediatric clinics to ensure trainings for our teams, harmonisation of practices and rapid patient management.


Our laboratory network is fully involved in testing and combating HIV.

In France, we work closely with many city-hospital networks. Patients can share their test results with specialist hospital practitioners and private-practice involved in their monitoring.


Our laboratories receive and support patients for cancer screening or follow-up of associated treatments. In order to optimise care, clinical pathologists ensure fluid and efficient communication with the medical teams in charge.

Preventive testing 

Our laboratories offer a range of tests to evaluate the health of patients. Whether it is a question of preventing the effects of ageing, optimising health capital or exploring the causes of certain symptoms, our experts in preventive medicine interpret the results of analyses and issue medical and nutritional recommendations in conjunction with prescribing healthcare professionals.

COVID-19 testing

Our network of local laboratories has been involved since the start of the COVID-19 crisis.

The screening tests (PCR and serological tests) are analysed in our local laboratories or our technical platforms. In 2020, the Group performed 4.4 million RT-PCR tests and 600,000 serological tests worldwide.

Innovative services for patients

Online test results

In our laboratories, patients have access to their test results online, via secure areas.

Online appointment 

For most medical analyses, our laboratories offer patients an online appointment booking option.

Home sampling

In order to allow all patients to be sampled, our laboratories provide home sampling services. Our nurses come to patients’ homes during reserved slots.

Care for children

We have adapted our sampling services for our younger patients. Our medical teams are trained in the care of the youngest children according to the best to quality standards.

Find out more about CerbaKids

Care for pregnant women

The pathway for a pregnant woman is defined by the French National Authority for Health with examinations to be carried out throughout the pregnancy. We wanted to develop tailor-made support for women throughout their pregnancy.

Find out more about CerbaMam

Care for anxious patients

Because a visit to the laboratory is sometimes dreaded, we want to give our patients a more peaceful sampling experience by using a virtual reality headset.

Find out more about CerbaZen