Institute of Virology
SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics for pet and companion animals now available!
The Institute of Virology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Leipzig now offers a PCR-based method for the detection of the new coronavirus - SARS-CoV-2 - in pet 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 our INquiry
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Please note that we only examine veterinary and not human medical samples!
our facilities at a glance
Our facility is an institute of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. We participate in the Centre for Infection Medicine (ZIM) and our rooms are home to the Core Unit Flow Cytometry (CUDZ).
Our institute is located in the southwest of Leipzig, only a few kilometres from the city centre. You can reach us comfortably by public transport or by car.