Reference laboratories

Reference laboratories

National reference centres

The Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie is currently the Italian National Reference Centre for:

The national reference centres operating at the IZSVe perform the following activities planned at a governmental level: confirming diagnoses made by other laboratories, implementing the standardization of methods, conducting the appropriate “ring tests” (inter-laboratory controls), preparing intervention plans, collaborating with other EU or international reference centres, providing specialised assistance and information to the Italian Ministry of Health.

International reference laboratories

The IZSVe has been appointed as:

These laboratories are responsible for facing scientific and technical issues associated with the diseases included in the WOAH lists, and are centres of excellence which in addition to conducting research on a specific disease also work towards the standardization of diagnostic techniques.