European Union Reference Laboratory for Parasites

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European Union Reference Laboratory for Parasites

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e-mail: eurl.parasites@iss.it

Welcome to the official website of the European Union Reference Laboratory for Parasites (EURLP), hosted by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS). The ISS has been designated as Reference Laboratory for Parasites by the European Commission on July the 1st, 2006 (Commission Regulation 776/2006)

The main mission of the EURLP is to support the National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) of the EU member states in the field of foodborne parasites. This is accomplished through the development, validation and accreditation of analytical methods, the organization of proficiency testing and training courses, the provision of reference material and the dissemination of scientific information.

The EURLP functions are managed by the Unit of Foodborne and Neglected Parasites, which belongs to the Department of Infectious Diseases of the ISS. The Unit has been accredited since July 2006 by ACCREDIA, the Italian accreditation body, according to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 international standard. The accreditation (laboratory ID,  0689) refers to fixed and flexible scope of accreditation and certifies the technical competence of the laboratory to perform specific analytical methods. On May 2014, the Unit was also accredited by ACCREDIA as Proficiency Testing Provider (PTP), in conformity with the ISO/IEC 17043:2010 international standard (laboratory ID, 0005).

NRL for Parasites Network

List of the NRLs for Parasites in the EU, and of other official laboratories of corresponding status

ALBANIA
Food Safety and Veterinary Institute,
Rr. Aleksandër Moisiu no.10, Tirana
Website

 

AUSTRIA
AGES - Institut für Veterinärmedizin

Technikerstr. 70, A-6020 Innsbruck
Website

 

BELGIUM
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Animal Health

Nationalestraat, 155 - B 2000 Antwerpen
Website

 

BULGARIA
National Diagnostic and Research Veterinary Institute

Pencho Slaveikov blvd. 15ª - 1606 Sofia

Website
 

CROATIA
Croatian Veterinary Institute

Josipa Kozarca 24, 32100, Vinkovci
Website

 

CYPRUS
Laboratory for the Control of Food of Animal Origin
Athalassa 1417 Nicosia

Website

 

CZECH REPUBLIC
State Veterinary Institute Olomouc

Jakoubka ze Stribra 1, 779 00 Olomouc
Website

 

DENMARK
Statens Serum Institut
Artillerivej 5, DK-2300 Copenhagen
Website

ESTONIA
Veterinary and Food Laboratory
Kreutzwaldi 30, Tartu 51006

Website

FINLAND
Finnish Food Authority
Elektroniikkatie 3, FIN-90590 Oulu
Website

FRANCE
ANSES, Laboratory for Animal Health
23 avenue du General de Gaulle, 94706 Maisons-Alfort

ANSES, National Reference Laboratory for Echinococcus spp.

Malzéville, Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix, Rhodes, France
Website

GERMANY
Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung, (BfR)
Diedersdorfer Weg 1 D-12277 Berlin

Website

 

Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health

National Reference Centre for Echinococcosis

17493 Greifswald-Insel, Riems

Website

 

GREECE
Athens Center of Veterinary Institutes
25, Neapoleos str. , Ag.Paraskevi Athens 15310
Website

HUNGARY
National Reference Laboratory for Parasites, Fish and Bee Diseases
National Food Chain Safety Office
Mester utca 81, H-1095 Budapest
Website

ICELAND
Keldur, Institute for Experimental Pathology
Keldnavegi 3 IS- 112, Reykjavik

Website

IRELAND
VPHRL, Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Food
Beckweston Campus,
Celbridge, Co Kildare
Website

ITALY

Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS)

National Reference Laboratory for Trichinella

Viale Regina Elena 299 00161 Rome, ITALY

Website

 

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale (IZS) of Sardinia

National Reference Laboratory for Cistic Echinococcosis

Via Duca degli Abruzzi, 8 07100 Sassari, ITALY

Website

 

LATVIA
Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment "BIOR"
Laboratory of Food and Environmental Investigations
Lejupes street 3, Riga, LV-1076

Website

LITHUANIA
National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute
J. Kairiukscio str. 10 LT-08409 Vilnius

Website

MALTA
National Veterinary Laboratory
Civil abattoir Square Albertown, Marsa
Website

NORWAY
Norvegian Veterinary Institute
Ullevålsveien 68, 0454 Oslo

Website

Institute of Marine Research

National Reference Laboratory for Anisakis

P.O. Box 1870 Nordnes

NO-5817 Bergen

Website

 

Norvegian University of Life Science

National Reference Laboratory for Protozoan Parasite

P.O. Box 369 sentrum N-0102 Oslo

Website

 

POLAND
National Veterinary Research Institute PiWet
Al.
Partyzantow 57, 24-100 Pulawy
Website

PORTUGAL
Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária (INIAV)
Av. da República, Quinta do Marquês
2780-157 Oeiras
Website

 Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INSA)
Avenida Padre Cruz , 1649-016 Lisboa 
Website

REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA
University "Ss. Cyril & Methodius" Skopje, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Lazar Pop Trajkov 5-7 1000 Skopje
Republic of North Macedonia

Website

ROMANIA
Institute for Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health
Campul Mosilor nr. 5, 021201, Bucharest
Website

SERBIA
Institute for Laboratory Diagnostic INEP
Banatska 31b, 11080 Belgrade
Website

SLOVAKIA
State Veterinary and Food Institute Bratislava
J Botanická 15, 842 52 Bratislava
Website

SLOVENIA
University of Ljubljana, Veterinary faculty
Gerbičeva 60, 1000 Ljubljana

Website

SPAIN
Agencia Española de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición (AESAN)
Carretera Majadahonda - Pozuelo Km 5.1.
28220 Majadahonda
Website

Laboratorio Central de Sanidad Animal de Santa Fe

Camino del Jau s/n18320 Santa Fe (Granada)

Website

 

SWEDEN
National Veterinary Institute, SVA
Travvägen 20 , SE-751 89 Uppsala

Website

SWITZERLAND
Institute of Parasitology, Vet-Suisse Faculty, University of Bern
Laenggass-Strasse 122 CH-3012 Bern

Website

THE NETHERLANDS
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment
Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9, 3720 BA Bilthoven

Website

 

UNITED KINGDOM
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)

Sand Hutton Campus-Sand Hutton York YO41 1LZ

Website

 

Cefas National Reference Laboratory for Anisakis

Barrack Road, The Nothe, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8UB,

Website


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