Phone (514) 934-8347



About NRCP



The National Reference Centre for Parasitology (NRCP) is committed to providing effective diagnosis, surveillance, and control of major parasitic diseases, with the objective to reduce morbidity and mortality in Canadians.



  • responds to public health threats in coordination with the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML),
  • develops advanced methods to improve tests and procedures that take place in the laboratory,
  • operates laboratory practices and standards for clinical laboratories.


Researchers at the NRCP:

  • study current public health issues,
  • employ modern methods and state-of-the-art technologies in their tests,
  • actively participate in scientific research performed in the lab,
  • trains students through undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as provides specialized training for post-doctoral fellows.



The NRCP offers the following services:

  • clinical testing
  • evaluation of new laboratory technologies and methodologies
  • providing consulting services to the NML, Provincial Laboratories and clinical parasitologists, with respect to methodologies, procedures, and possible modes of treatment in the field of medical parasitology
  • providing technology transfer in routine parasitological diagnostic procedures to Provincial Laboratories and Canadian Armed Forces personnel
  • educational and training programs for students
  • training programs for researchers



National Reference Centre for Parasitology

Research Institute of the MUHC

1001 Decarie Blvd. E03.5375

Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3J1




  • Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) / National Microbiology Laboratory (NML), Health Canada
  • Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
  • J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases, McGill University
  • Institut National de Sante Publique Quebec (INSPQ)


Clinical consultations

The NRCP does NOT provide clinical consultations.

For clinical consultations and appointment with a doctor, please contact the Tropical Diseases Clinic at (514) 934-8488.  Visit J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Disease



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