12.6.2014

VIRAL DIAGNOSIS LABORATORY

Seen or likely to be seen viral diseases of cattle, sheep, goat and horse are diagnosed in Virological Diagnostic Laboratory.

A. DUTIES

In Virological Diagnostic Laboratory, cattle, sheep, goat and horse diseases are diagnosed in accordance with World Animal Health Organization (OIE).

For the viral diaseases which we are reference for (Rinderpest, Peste des Petit Ruminant, Bluetongue, African Horse Sickness, Enzootic Bovine Leucosis, IBR / IPV, Equine Infectious Anemia, Equine Viral Arteritis), confirmation of regional laboratories' results, validation studies and training programs are done by our Laboratory.

Outbreak investigation, seroepidemiological studies are carried out by our Laboratory.

Our Laboratory is also responsible for performing  imported or exported animals such as cattle sheep and goats' tests.

Training programs about diagnosis of viral diseases in animals, are organized for other Veterinary Control Institutes' veterinarians and field veterinarians and also for farmers moreover there is also consulting services for them.

Consultation service is also given in various commissions created by the ministry on related matters to viral diseases.


B. SCOPE OF ACCREDITATION

Virological Diagnostic Laboratory is accepted in terms of Accreditation by French Food Health and Safety Agency (AFSSA) in May 2004 for the diseases: African Horse Sickness (AHS) and (Equine Infectious Anemia-EIA) and Equine Viral Arteritis and this accreditation is approved by European Commission.

Our laboratory is accreditated regarding TURKAK TS EN ISO / IEC 17025 standards for detection of African Horse Sickness (AHS) by Antibody ELISA, detection of Equine Infectious Anemia by Antibody ELISA and confirmation with AGID, detection of "Enzootic Bovine Leucosis by ELISA and detection of Blue Tongue by Antibody ELISA.

 

C. SCOPE OF NATIONAL REFERENCE

Our Laboratory serves as National Reference Laboratory for Rinderpest (RP), Peste des Petite Ruminants (PPR), Bluetongue (BT), African Horse Sickness (AHS), Enzootic Bovine Leucosis (EBL), IBR / IPV, Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA), Classical Swine Fever (CSF).

D. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION:

Cooperation Instittutions:

OIE Twinning Project about West Nile Disease: Turkey and Italy (IZS Institute-Teramo).

Federal Research Institute for Animal Health (Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut) Germany

Institute for Animal Health Pirbright - UK

France Institute for Animal Health (ANSES-AFSSA),

Enzootic Bovine Leucosis OIE Referans Laboratory Pulawy, Poland


E. LABORATORY PERSONNEL

​Şirin G. ÇİZMECİ                DVM, PhD, Head of Laboratory

M. Fatih BARUT                 DVM, PhD

R. Adalet DUYUM              DVM

Çağla KORKMAZ               DVM

Ömer Faruk PALAZ            Laboratory Asistant

Erdoğan SERTKAYA           Laboratory Asistant

Mürüvet UZAR​                   Sağlık Teknikeri

Ali CEYLAN                         Worker

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