EUCAST Network Laboratories

The EUCAST AST Network Laboratories form two separate loosely constructed networks of microbiology laboratories with particular expertise and training in EUCAST antimicrobial and antifungal susceptibility testing, respectively. 


EUCAST Network Laboratories are committed to help develop, validate and troubleshoot EUCAST susceptibility testing methods and/or to help train and educate other laboratories in EUCAST methods. 


Not all EUCAST Network laboratories will offer the same services or proficiencies. Some may specialize in educating laboratory staff. Others may be specialized in tests on particular organisms, resistance mechanisms or in methodological development. 


Network laboratories are listed below. To learn more and/or to sign up as a EUCAST network laboratory go to: EUCAST AST Network Laboratories


EUCAST AST network laboratories (2021 update)


  • Southmead Hospital , Bristol, UK (Contact - Pegah Hafezi).
  • Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden (Contact - Christian Giske).
  • Clinical microbiology, Kalmar Hospital, Sweden (Contact - Annika Wistedt).
  • Clinical Microbiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark (Contact - Mikala Wang).
  • Servicio de Microbiologia, Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain (Contact - Rafael Cantón).
  • Clinical Microbiology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norge (Contact - Torunn Sneide Haukeland).
  • Department of Medical Microbiology, Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger, Norway (Contact - Anita Løvås Brekken).
  • University of Verona, Department of Pathology and Diagnostics, Italy (Contact - Annarita Mazzariol).
  • Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (Microbiology), Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Contact - Tanis Dingle).
  • Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Detection of Antimicrobial Resistance, University Hospital of North Norway (Contact - Ørjan Samuelsen).
  • Laboratorio di Batteriologia Speciale, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Sassari, Italy (Contact - Stefano Lollai).
  • Department of Microbiology, Vestfold Hospital Trust, Tønsberg, Norway (Contact Dagfinn Skaare)
  • Specialist Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Unit, University Hospital of Wales, UK (Contact - Mandy Wootton)
  • Institut des Agents Infectieux, Hôpital de la Croix-Rousse, Lyon, France (Contact - Gerard Lina)
  • Department of Clinical Microbiology, Odense University Hospital (Contact – Ulrik Stenz Justesen)
  • Pathcare Vermaak and partners, Lynnwood Ridge, South Africa (Contact - Geeta Dajee and Zelda Harmse
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany (Contact - Sören Gatermann)
  • Florence Careggi University Hospital, Firenze, Italy (Contacts - Gian Maria Rossolini and Tommaso Giani)
  • UK Anaerobe Reference Unit (UKARU), University Hospital of Wales, UK (Contact - Trefor Morris)
  • Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, National Consiliary Lab on Diphtheria, Oberschleissheim, Germany  (Contact - Anja Berger, Bernhard Hobmaier  and Andreas Sing)
  • Department of Bacteriology, University hospital of Besançon, France (Contact - Katy Jeannot)
  • Clinical Microbiology Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Herlev, Denmark (Contact - Barbara Holzknecht)
  • ARMS, Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections reference unit, UK Health Security Agency, UK (Contact - Shazad Mushtaq) 
  • CNR Brucella, Service de Microbiologie et Hygiène Hospitalière, CHU Nîmes, Nîmes, France (Contact: Jean-Philippe Lavigne, David O'Callaghan).


EUCAST AFST (yeasts and moulds) network laboratories


  • Spanish Mycology Reference Laboratory, Spain (Contact - M Cuenca-Estrella)
  • Unité de Parasitologie - Mycologie, Service de Microbiologie. Hopital Européen Georges Pompidou, France (Contact - E Dannaoui)
  • Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Department, Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Madrid, Spain (Contact - J Guinea)
  • National Reference Centre for Invasive Mycoses , Germany (Contact - O Kurzai)
  • Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Athens, Greece (Contact - J Meletiadis)
  • Mycology Reference Centre, Manchester, UK (Contact - C Moore)
  • Erasmus MC - Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Netherlands (Contact - W van de Sande)
  • Mycology Research Laboratory & UOA/HCPF culture collection, Dept Microbiology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (Contact - A Velegraki)
  • Radboud MC, The Netherlands (Contact – P Verweij)
  • Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria (Contact – C Lass-Flörl)
  • Laboratory of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Romania (Contact – Mihai Mares)
  • University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (Contact - Katrien Lagrou)
  • Laboratorio di Microbiologia Azienda Ospedaliera Ospedali Riuniti Torrette di Ancona, Italy (Contact - Francesco Barchiesi)
  • Bacteriology and Mycology Laboratory, Sant'Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Italy (Contact - M Cricca)
  • Mycology and Aerobiology, Sciensano, Belgium (Contact - P Becker)