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The diagnostic section of the Institute of Microbiology performs diagnostic tests on clinical samples of a broad variety of animal species on behalf of all university hospitals, the institute of pathology, private veterinary practices or clinics, research institutes and zoos.

Diagnostical testing comprises cultural and molecular biological methods for bacterial identification, state-of-the-art techniques for species differentiation and identification (MALDI-ToF MS, Microarray platforms, NextGenerationSequencing), and defining antibiotic resistance profiles.

Other focus areas are Mycoplasma diagnosis, the establishment of new diagnostical techniques, molecular-epidemiological analyses and taxonomical work on  "unclassified" microorgnsims.

Here you will find our microbiological-diagnostic portfolio including price list

Samples should be sent only with a fully completed and signed 
investigation order to: Institut für Mikrobiologie, Gebäude AA, 1. Stock, Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien, Veterinärplatz 1, A-1210 Wien.

In case you want to deliver the sample material personally, please use the refrigerator near to the entrance of the diagnostics section (building AA, 2nd floor).

Business hours:
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, phone: +43 1 25077-2116 or -6920

Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. vet. Joachim Spergser (head of clinical microbiology and diagnostics), Email:
Dr. med. vet. Igor Loncaric (head of routine diagnostics), Email:
Mag. rer. nat. Martina Zimmermann
BSc. Katrin Berghammer