National Reference Laboratory for Parasites (in particular trichinella, echinococcus and anisakis)

Our National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for parasites is located at the Institute for Veterinary Investigations Innsbruck in the Divison of Animal Health of AGES. The testing laboratory of the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety GmbH is accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025 with the identification number 0452 by Accreditation Austria (Federal Ministry for Digitalization and Economic Location) for the areas listed in the notification and published at

These include, among others

  • Cooperation with the relevant EU Reference Laboratory (EU-RL) and, where appropriate, other (international) NRLs of the same orientation;
  • Participation in training and inter-laboratory testing provided by the EU-RL;
  • Distribution of information provided by the EU-RL;
  • Scientific and technical support to the competent authorities in the implementation of the Multiannual National Control Plans;
  • Active support in the diagnostic process in case of need;
  • Establishment, standardization, validation/verification of test systems;
  • Provision of reference material and species collections;
  • Ensuring knowledge retention and knowledge generation;

Institut für veterinärmedizinische Untersuchungen Innsbruck

Last updated: 10.10.2023

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