Institute of Virology
SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics for pets and companion animals now available!
The Institute of Virology of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Leipzig offers a PCR-based detection method for the detection of the new coronavirus - SARS-CoV-2 - in pets and companion animals. Suitable test material are swabs from the nose and/or throat. Sampling systems with a virus transport medium are preferable to the classic dry swabs. Please use the inquiry form
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Please note that we only examine veterinary and no human medical samples!
Institutions at a Glance
We are an institute of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. We are part of the Center for Infectious Medicine (ZIM) and our premises are accomodating the Core Unit Flow Cytometry (CUDZ).
The Dres. Jutta & Georg Bruns Foundation supports excellent veterinarian at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Leipzig. The doctoral student Ms. Maria Wald will work in an interdisciplinary team around Dr. habil. Claudia Claus (Institute of Virology, University Hospital Leipzig) and Dr. Michael Sieg…
The emergence of new pathogens requires a constant development of our diagnostic services. Therefore, our institute has had its serological detection method for West Nile virus in birds and horses successfully verified by a ring test of the national reference laboratory of the…
Within the scope of extensive epidemiological studies, an interdisciplinary team around Dr. Michael Sieg was able to prove for the first time the presence of a new feline paramyxovirus in domestic cats in Germany. The results of this research were published in the internationally renowned magazine…
On October 9, 2019, Professor Dr. Dr. Thomas W. Vahlenkamp, Director of the Institute of Virology, was elected Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Leipzig. Together with Professor Dr. Michael Pees, Clinic for Birds and Reptiles as Vice-Dean and Professor Dr. Johannes…
Institute of Virology
Our facility is located in the southwest of Leipzig, only a short distance from the city center. You can reach us comfortably by public transport or car.