The LNS is a public institution established by the law of 7 August 2012 and operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Health in Luxembourg. Organized as a multidisciplinary institute, its six scientific departments include services and units related to the fields of anatomic and molecular pathology, genetics, medical biology, microbiology, forensic medicine and health protection.
The purpose of the LNS is to develop analytical and scientific expertise related to the prevention, diagnosis and monitoring of human diseases and to ensure the role of a national control or reference laboratory as well as to carry out forensic tasks. The institution also contributes to the development, harmonization and promotion of technical laboratory methods in close collaboration with local and foreign analytical laboratories. Within the scope of its responsibilities, the LNS also develops research and teaching activities in collaboration with ad hoc partners in Luxembourg and abroad.
With its modern infrastructure and the recent evolution of medical and analytical sciences since its move to Dudelange in 2013, the LNS is an ambitious laboratory with innovative projects that increase its expertise in public health.