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Institute of Virology

Diagnostic offer

Weiterführende Informationen

You can find the detailed list of our diagnostic offer here

and in our Vademecum

Guide to organization, guidelines and range of examinations in diagnostics

as well as on the online search form

For direct pathogen detection, we mainly perform real-time or conventional PCRs. Specific antibodies are detected by ELISA, and within the reference function for infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) and Aujeszky's disease by serum neutralization test (SNT). As the first veterinary laboratory in Switzerland, we also offer testing by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) since 2019. Learn more about this under Research Projects and under ViroScreen (PDF, 376 KB)

Electron microscopy can be used to detect various virus families. Details can be found here.

If you have any questions about testing methods, prices, duration of testing, sample material to be sent in, etc., please do not hesitate to contact us by phone.

Weiterführende Informationen


Institute of Virology
Division of diagnostics
Vetsuisse Faculty
Winterthurerstrasse 266a
8057 Zurich


Diagnostic laboratory
Phone: +41 44 635 87 18


Administration office
Phone:  +41 44 635 87 01