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Responsibilities and tasks of national reference laboratories

Official Control Regulation (OCR) 2017/625, article 101
  • National reference laboratories shall, in their area of competence:
    1. collaborate with the European Union reference laboratories, and participate in training courses and in inter-laboratory comparative tests organised by these laboratories;
    2. coordinate the activities of official laboratories designated in accordance with Article 37(1) with a view of harmonising and improving the methods of laboratory analysis, test or diagnosis and their use;
    3. where appropriate, organise inter-laboratory comparative testing or proficiency tests between official laboratories, ensure an appropriate follow-up of such tests and inform the competent authorities of the results of such tests and follow-up;
    4. ensure the dissemination to the competent authorities and official laboratories of information that the European Union reference laboratory supplies;
    5. provide within the scope of their mission scientific and technical assistance to the competent authorities for the implementation of MANCPs referred to in Article 109 and of coordinated control programmes adopted in accordance with Article 112;
    6. where relevant, validate the reagents and lots of reagents, establish and maintain up-to-date lists of available reference substances and reagents and of manufacturers and suppliers of such substances and reagents;
    7. where necessary, conduct training courses for the staff of official laboratories designated under Article 37(1); and
    8. assist actively the Member State having designated them in the diagnosis of outbreaks of foodborne, zoonotic or animal diseases or of pests of plants and in case of non-compliance of consignments, by carrying out confirmatory diagnoses, characterisation and epizootic or taxonomic studies on pathogen isolates or pest specimens.
  • The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 144 to supplement this Regulation concerning the establishment of responsibilities and tasks for national reference laboratories in addition to those provided for in paragraph 1 of this Article. Such delegated acts shall be limited to ensuring coherence with any additional responsibilities and tasks adopted in accordance with Article 99(2).

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Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES)

Institute for Veterinary Disease Control
Mödling Robert Koch-Gasse 17
A-2340 Moedling

Website


Dr. Friedrich Schmoll

friedrich.schmoll@ages.at

Phone +43 5055538210

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Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Center (CODA-CERVA)

Department of Bacteriology and Immunology
Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre
Groeselenberg 99
B- 1180 Uccle

Website


Dr. David Fretin

David.Fretin@coda-cerva.be

Phone +32 23790443

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National Diagnostic Research Veterinary Medical Institut

NRL of Animal Tuberculosis and Anthrax
Pencho Slavejkov str. 15A
Sofia 1606


Dr. Tanya Savova

tanja_1979@abv.bg

Phone +359 29521277

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Croatian Veterinary Institute

Laboratory for bacterial zoonoses and molecular diagnostic of bacterial diseases
Department for bacteriology and parasitology
Savska cesta 143, p.p. 883,
10000 Zagreb

Website


Dr. Silvio Špičić

spicic@veinst.hr

Phone +385 16123 672

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State Veterinary Laboratories

Animal Health Laboratory
Bacteriology - Serology Section
1417 Athalassa
Nicosia


Dr. Maria Liapi

mliapi@vs.moa.gov.cy

Phone +357 22805125

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Flag Czech Republic

State Veterinary Institute Prague

Sídlištní 24
165 03 Praha 6


Dr. Ilona Parmová

Ilona.parmova@svupraha.cz

Phone +420 251031266

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Statens Serum Institut

Artillerivej 5
2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark

Website


Dr. Øystein Angen

ysan@ssi.dk

Phone +45 3268 3268

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Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences

Estonian University of Life Sciences
Department of Basis Veterinary Sciences and Population Medicine
Kreutzwaldi 62
Tartu 51014

Website


Dr. Kristi Praakle

kristi.praakle@emu.ee

Phone +372 7313250

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Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira

Veterinary Bacteriology
Mustialankatu 3
00790 Helsinki

Website


Dr. Sinikka Pelkonen

sinikka.pelkonen@evira.fi

Phone +358 400287061

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Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail (ANSES)

Unité Zoonoses Bactériennes
Laboratoire de Maisons-Alfort (Santé Animale)
23, avenue du Général de Gaulle
F-94706 Maisons-Alfort Cedex

Website


Dr. Maria Laura Boschiroli

maria-laura.boschiroli@anses.fr

Phone +33 149771321

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Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI)

Federal Research Institute for Animal Health
Naumburger Str. 96a
07743 Jena

Website


Dr. Stefanie Barth

Stefanie.barth@fli.de

Phone +49 36418042270

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Directorate of Athens Veterinary Center

Ministry of Rural Development & Food
Directorate of Athens Veterinary Center
Department of Microbiology and Diagnostic Pathology
NRL for Bovine TB
25 Neapoleos str.
153 10 Agia Paraskevi


Dr. Ourania Karaoulani

Phone +30 2106399521

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National Food Chain Safety Office

Directorate of Veterinary Diagnostic
Laboratory of Bacteriology
Tàbornok 2
1143 Budapest

Website


Dr. Szilard Janosi

janosisz@nebih.gov.hu

Phone +36 14606327

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Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (CVRL)

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Backweston Campus
Celbridge
Co. Kildare

Website


Dr. Kevin Kenny

kevin.Kenny@agriculture.gov.ie

Phone +35 316157550

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Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell'Emilia-Romagna (IZSLER)

Reparto Genomica
via Bianchi 9
25124 Brescia

Website


Dr. Maria Pacciarini

maria.pacciarini@izsler.it

Phone +39 0302290308

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Flag Latvia

Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Enviroment (BIOR)

Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment BIOR
Animal Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory
Microbiology Division
Lejupes street 3, Riga
LV-1076 Latvia

Website


Dr. Madara Streikisa

madara.streikisa@bior.lv

Phone +371 67620358

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Flag Lithuania

Department National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute (NFVRAI)

Molecular Biology and GMO Section, Laboratory
Kairiukscio-10
08409 Vilnius

Website


Dr. Vaclovas Jurgelevicius

vaclovas.jurgelevicius@nmvrvi.lt

Phone +370 52780459

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Flag Luxembourg

State Laboratory of Veterinary Medicine

1, rue Louis Rech
L-3555 Dudelange


Dr. Serge Losch

serge.losch@asv.etat.lu

Phone +352 24782542

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Flag Malta

National Veterinary Laboratory

Agriculture and Fisheries Regulation Department
Veterinary Regulation Directorate
Abattoir Square
Albertown
Marsa MRS 1123


Dr. Susan Chircop

susan.chircop@gov.mt

Phone +356 22925307

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National Veterinary Research Institute

57 Partyzantow Street
24-100 Pulawy

Website


Dr. Marec Lipiec

mlipiec@piwet.pulawy.pl

Phone +48 818893021

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Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, I.P. (INIAV, I.P.)

National Institute for Agrarian and Veterinary Research Animal Health and Production Unit (UEISPSA)
Av. da República, Quinta do Marques
Edificio Principal, Piso 1
2780-157 Oeiras
Portugal

Website


Dr. Ana Botelho

ana.botelho@iniav.pt

Phone +351 214403500 / +351 214403601

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Institute for Diagnosis and Animal Health (IDAH)

Bacteriology Department
Str. Dr. Staicovici, nr. 63, sector 5, cod 050557
Bucharest


Dr. Lucia Nicoleta Iordache

iordache.lucia@idah.ro

Phone +40 374322013

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Flag Slovakia

Veterinary and Food Institute

National Reference Laboratory for Tuberculosis (M. bovis), Paratuberculosis and other Mycobacteria
Botanická 15
842 52 Bratislava

Website


Dr. Daniela Kvietková

kvietkova@svuba.sk

Phone +421 238108225

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Veterinary Faculty University of Ljubljana (VF Ljubljana)

Institute for Microbiology and Parasitology
Gerbiceva 60, 1115 Ljubljana

Website


Dr. Matjaz Ocepek

Matjaz.Ocepek@vf.uni-lj.si

Phone +386 14779252

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Laboratorio Central de Sanidad Animal del Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación

Camino del Jau s/n
18320 Santa Fe (Granada)

Website


Dr. Agustina Perales Flores

aperales@mapama.es

Phone +34 958440400

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National Veterinary Institute (SVA)

Office of Quality
SE-751 89 Uppsala

Website


Dr. Viveca Baverud

viveca.baverud@sva.se

Phone +46 18674000

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Central Veterinary Institute (CVI)

Department of Bacteriology and Epidemiology
Wageningen Bioveterinary Research
PO Box 65
8200 AB Lelystad

Website


Dr. Ad Koets

ad.koets@wur.nl

Phone +31 320238610

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Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)

Department of Bacteriology
Woodham Lane
New Haw, Addlestone
Surrey KT15 3NB
United Kingdom

Website


Dr. Jason Sawyer

jason.sawyer@apha.gov.uk

Phone +44 2080269722

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