The diagnostic laboratory offers diagnosis of viral infections in animals either directly via detection of the viral genome or indirectly via detection of specific antibodies. For this purpose, molecular-biological, immunological or microbiological methods are applied. In addition to the daily routine diagnostics, the laboratory takes part in national programs for the eradication or the monitoring of certain epizootic viruses.

Being an ISO certified diagnostic laboratory and national reference laboratory for herpes- and coronaviruses in livestock, we demand a high standard in the quality of our results. In order to keep this high level of quality, the laboratory regularly participates in national as well as international ringtests / proficiency tests.