The CNRT has the following mandates:
- Reference diagnostics for Lyme borreliosis and Q fever.
- Expertise on other tick-borne diseases
- Source of supply for reference materials
- Quality assurance and research in the field of test development
- Information and trainings for professionals and lay people
- Scientific advice
- Networking on a national and international level
An advisory group evaluates the activities of the CNRT and provides recommendations for its activities.