National Reference Laboratory for Antibiotic Resistance

Since 06.11.2006, our Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene/Center for Foodborne Infectious Diseases in Graz has been entrusted with the tasks of a National Reference Laboratory for Antibiotic Resistance and is part of our Public Health Business Unit.

The NRL is an accredited testing laboratory according to EN ISO/IEC 17025 and the tests performed are routinely carried out according to international standards. The quality of the results is ensured by participation in international interlaboratory comparisons.

Our services

  • Surveillance of antibiotic resistance in the framework of the Zoonoses Surveillance Directive (2003/99/EC)
  • Antibiotic resistance testing of isolates originating from humans, animals, food and feed, and the environment
  • Molecular biological characterization of antibiotic resistance mechanisms
  • Performance of studies


Mag. Dr. Sandra Birgitta Köberl-Jelovcan

Last updated: 10.10.2023

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