Diagnostics

Due to the closure of the Ruhr University Bochum in the period from December 23th, 2023 to January 7th, 2024, we would like to point out that no equine samples for parvovirus and hepacivirus diagnostics can be received.

Please make sure the last samples are sent out by December 15, 2023

Virological testing of horse specimen

We offer a virological examination of horse samples against Equine Parvovirus and Hepacivirus for antibodies and/or virus DNA/RNA. Sample material can be deposited as whole blood, EDTA blood, serum or liver biopsy.

For a reliable results, please consider the following instructions:
– Serum samples 2-5mL (or EDTA) should always be sent frozen/cooled.
– For antibody determination the sample can be sent uncooled
– Always send liver biopsies on dry ice (without medium), biopsies will not be processed without cooling.

Upon interest, please fill out the contact form.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at virologie@ruhr-uni-bochum.de.

Quantitative surface test for SARS-CoV2

Due to the current pandemic situation, we offer with
a quantitative surface test for the examination of chemical disinfectants and
disinfectants and antiseptics against SARS-CoV-2, based on the EN
16777:2018.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at virologie-intern@rub.de