Bacteriology, molecular biology, serology, pathology – our services for you
In the bacteriology department, we detect easily culturable pathogens up to Mycoplasma sp. in complex culture methods. The isolates are identified with Maldi-TOF mass spectrometry and their antibiotic resistance is determined with microbouillon dilution assays. With specialized PCRs, we detect the pathogen’s virulence factors. As a matter of fact, we are able to forward your isolates to your manufacturer of autogenous vaccines.
In our molecular biology department, we can detect even already dead or no longer culturable pathogens with our different PCR methods. We offer you the complete spectrum of examinations for bacteria and viruses with modern real-time technique. Additionally, we can type bacterial and viral pathogens via different PCRs and sequencing.
Our staff in the department of serology is responsible for the indirect detection of pathogens. The health status of your livestock as well as past infections can be evaluated by the detection of antibodies. In addition to enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), we offer hem-agglutination tests (HAI) for the typing of influenza virus and the microscopic agglutination test (MAT) for the diagnosis of leptospirosis. Samples that arrive before 12 o’clock in the laboratory can be examined on the same day.
We offer you in our small but refined pathology the targeted extraction of samples for bacteriological, molecular biological and histological examinations. Carcasses greater than about 10 kg are dissected in the pathology of the faculty of veterinary medicine right on the other side of our street. We then get the organs back for your desired examinations.
Our location in the Biocity is in the immediate neighbourhood of other scientific institutes and companies – like:
- the faculty of veterinary medicine of the University of Leipzig
- the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI
- manufacturers of diagnostic kits for veterinary medicine
Quality management and accreditation
QS-anerkanntes Labor für Salmonellenmonitoring
We are available for you
Every day, we perform our diagnostics for PRRSV, as well as PCR for influenza virus and serology for Salmonella. After pre-consultation with us, we are flexible enough to examine your samples according to your time preferences.