Microbiological diagnostics at the Croatian Institute of Public Health is carried out on three levels:
- Diagnostics of out-patient samples
- Diagnostics in various fields of microbiology, performed exclusively in CIPH on a national level as part of the reference centre activities
- Urgent microbiological diagnostics, including analyses performed in conditions of biological protection level 3 and 3/4 (BSL-3 and BSL-3/4)
The Division of Microbiology incorporates collaborating and national reference centres of the World Health Organization (WHO) and 19 national reference centres for cooperation with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).