MEDICA Medizinische Laboratorien AG is one of the most modern and largest laboratories in Switzerland and is located at the heart of Zurich city centre.

We offer doctors, patients and hospitals in Switzerland an extensive range of high-quality services covering the broad spectrum of laboratory medicine including pathology (histology/cytology/molecular pathology).

We run a drop-in outpatient clinic where patients can come for blood tests and laboratory analytics without having to make an appointment.

Everything from a single source

We provide our customers with expert, rapid and high-quality support.

MEDICA offers a broad spectrum of laboratory medicine services, including routine and special analyses, emergency diagnostics and pathology. We also run a courier service and provide support through our specialist doctors and laboratory technicians. Our field service staff are on hand to serve as personal contacts for our customers, both over the telephone and on the ground.

Thanks to our central location in Zurich, we can provide our customer with extremely quick and efficient service. By pooling all our expertise in one location, we can ensure that our services are of the highest quality – our laboratory is one of the quickest and most reliable medical laboratories in Switzerland.


Here for you

We provide our customers with personalised and authentic support.

Maintaining personal and professional contact with our customers is very important to us and is what sets us apart. Our team of customer advisers, doctors, laboratory technicians, IT specialists and medical practice assistants ensure that you as a customer are never left to deal with your quandaries alone.

Each year, we also run a series of practice-oriented advanced training courses for our customers’ practice staff, as well as internships for BMA HF college students studying to become biomedical analysts at colleges of Professional and Educational Training (PET).

Our company history

Dr Franz Käppeli took over the laboratory from Dr E. Lambelet in 1976. He led it as CEO until January 2022.

Although the laboratory now boasts over 400 members of staff spread out across various buildings in the same district of Zurich, back then, there were just 10 employees. In 2007 the laboratory was taken over by Sonic Healthcare. Following the passing of Dr. Käppeli in January 2022, management has been taken over by Dr. Willi Conrad, who is now CEO. Dr. Conrad has been a member of the MEDICA board of directors for a number of years.

Today, MEDICA is one of the leading medical laboratories in Switzerland.

Together with MEDISUPPORT, MEDISYN and Dr. Risch, MEDICA forms the Swiss network of regional laboratories (Sonic Suisse). With our combined scientific and technical expertise, we will continue to guarantee you a comprehensive range of services of the highest quality for the benefit of your patients.

2024 Acquisition of Pathologie Institut Enge AG
2022 Passing of the founder of MEDICA on 01.27.2022
2020 ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 recertification
2019 Introduction of CSF diagnostics
2017 Certification in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management
Expansion of the Institute of Pathology (Rämistr. 42, CH-8001 Zurich)
2016 Company anniversary (40 years of medica)
2015 Acquisition of Laboratorium Prof. Krech AG and Mikrogen AG
Expansion of Medical Genetics (Wolfbachstrasse 5, CH-8032 Zurich)
2013 Acquisition of Institut Virion AG
2010 Establishment of automatic laboratory system (analytics)
2009 Acquisition of LB Medizinisches Labor Solothurn GmbH
2008 Acquisition of Institut Dr. Rondez
2007 Takeover of the medica laboratory by Sonic Healthcare
2006 Acquisition of Ärzte-Labor Dr. K. Furrer AG, Zurich
2004 Acquisition of Labormed (Medizinische Laboratorien AG, Zurich)
2001 Expansion of Institute of Pathology (Hottingerstrasse 9-11, CH-8032 Zurich)
2000 Moved into new laboratories (Wolfbachstrasse 17, CH-8032 Zurich)
1997 Partnership with Labormed and Virion
1983 Relocation to premises at Hottingerstrasse 9-11, CH-8032 Zurich
1976 Acquisition of laboratory by Dr F. Käppeli and transition to medica Medizinische Laboratorien
Federal recognition of laboratory
1956 Establishment of medical laboratory by Dr E. Lambelet in Zurich-Höngg



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