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Head of Department – Mr Mykola SUSHKO
The main direction of the Department is laboratory diagnostics of infectious animal diseases and characterization of their pathogens by molecular genetic methods.
Department is accredited in accordance with the requirements of DSTU EN ISO / IEC 17025: 2019 on detection of nucleic acids by PCR pathogens of the following infectious diseases:
Specialists of the Department conduct monitoring and diagnostic studies within the Plan of anti-epizootic measures for the prevention of major infectious diseases and parasitic diseases of animals.
On a commercial basis, Department diagnoses the following diseases by PCR: avian influenza, African swine fever, bluetongue, swine infuenza, chlamydiosis, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, Schmallenberg disease.
Research on other diseases is carried out by prior arrangement, it is possible to use diagnostic test systems of the customer.
The Department is equipped with four amplifiers for real-time PCR (three QuantStudio 5, Applied Biosystems and one RotorGene, Qiagen) and a system for automatic isolation of KingFisher Flex nucleic acids, Thermo Scientific, which allows to study a large number of samples in a short period.
The test uses commercial test systems that have the appropriate quality certificates and are validated in the National Reference Laboratories of the EU, FAO, OIE.
Specialists of the Department regularly undergo internships and training in the world’s leading scientific and diagnostic institutions.
Scientific directions of theDepartment activity: