Cinven’s combination of Labco and synlab (renamed ‘Synlab’) created the pre-eminent clinical laboratory services company in Europe and was transformational for the industry. Synlab represents the combination of two leading European operators of medical diagnostic laboratories and exhibits broad capabilities across a range of routine and specialty tests. Synlab operates across more than 35 countries on three continents and undertakes more than 500 million clinical tests for more than 50 million patients annually.

Synlab conducts diagnostic tests, delivers results to prescribing doctors and patients, and provides assistance with the interpretation of clinical results through in-house laboratory doctors. It operates a large portfolio of hospital outsourcing contracts in Europe, providing services to both ambulatory care and hospitals. In addition to its core human diagnostic activities, it also provides veterinary and environmental analytical services.