National Reference Laboratory for Chlamydiosis OIE Reference Laboratory for Avian and Ovine Chlamydiosis
Institute of Molecular Pathogenesis
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
Important note: Please always contact us by phone before sending in samples!