National Reference Laboratory for Chlamydiosis, OIE Reference Laboratory for Avian and Ovine Chlamydiosis
Psittacosis is a disease caused by Chlamydia psittaci, an obligate intracellular bacterium. It occurs in birds and humans. As it is transmissible from animals to humans, it is a zoonotic disease. Furthermore, the National Reference Laboratory conducts research on other chlamydial diseases of animals.
Support of veterinary investigation agencies of the federal states, particularly with regard to diagnostics:
- Clarification of unclear test results
- Investigation of samples from suspected cases of psittacosis
- Development and implementation of new laboratory diagnostic methods
- Optimization of existing procedures for laboratory diagnostic methods
- Supply of stock cultures and reference DNA for veterinary investigation agencies
- Organization of ring trials
- Scientific consulting
Please always contact us by phone before sending in samples!