National Reference Laboratory for Campylobacter

 
National Reference Laboratory for Campylobacter

By a note dated 7 March 2007, the Ministry for Health has appointed the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale” as National Reference Laboratory for Campylobacter (NRL). The NRL for Campylobacter carries out the tasks referred to in art. 33 of EC Regulation no. 882/2004, more specifically it is in charge of:

 

  • Cooperating with the Community Reference Laboratory for Campylobacter (EU-RLC; National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala;
  • Coordinating within its competences the activities of official National laboratories;
  • Organizing interlaboratory circuits among official National laboratories and ensuring an adequate follow-up of the comparative tests performed;
  • Ensuring that the technical and scientific instruction supplied by the Community reference Laboratory are delivered to the Ministry of Health and to the official National Laboratories;
  • Ensuring scientific and technical assistance to the Ministry of Health to implement control plans;
  • Organizing the yearly workshop and rafting the yearly report on the activities carried out by the Ministry of Health.

 

The Laboratory tests have been validated in compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 standard. Laboratory analysis results are guaranteed both by the use of test methods validated or acknowledged internationally and by the periodic participation into interlaboratory circuits.

Tanks to phenotypic and molecular characterization of strains of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli insulated by the environment, animals and food, the NRL for Campylobacter can provide a valuable support to epidemiological studies and to territory-based screening.


 
 
 
© IZSAM September 2018
 
 
 
 
Other news

New scientific collaborations between IZSAM and Tunisia

On Wednesday, 8 September 2021, a press conference was held in Teramo, to illustrate the ongoing and new scientific collaborations between IZSAM and Tunisia to face present and future emergencies in a OneHealth perspective.

 

Researchers from Tunisia in Teramo for the Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2

Wasfi Fares from the Pasteur Institute and Awatef El Moussi from the Charles-Nicolle Hospital of Tunisia have been trained at the Institute to improve the sequencing  capacity and bioinformatic analysis of Tunisia's  public health laboratories.

 

The Director General on institutional visit to the IAM in Bari

The Director General of IZSAM, Nicola D’Alterio, went to Bari on Thursday 29 July 2021, on an institutional visit to the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute (IAM) in Bari. The occasion was useful to meet the Albanian ministerial delegation, led by the Minister of Agriculture, Milva Ekonomi.

 

 
 
 
 

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale

dell'Abruzzo e del Molise "G. Caporale"

 

Campo Boario | 64100 TERAMO | ITALIA

Telefono 0039.0861.3321 | Fax 0039.0861.332251

e-mail: archivioeprotocollo@izs.it

Posta elettronica certificata: protocollo@pec.izs.it

Partita IVA: 00060330677

Codice Fiscale: 80006470670