NRL FOR SALMONELLA
National reference laboratory for salmonella
NRL provides complete laboratory diagnosis of salmonella in the Czech Republic. It also monitors the development of methodological procedures and introduces methods recommended by the European reference laboratory. The NRL prepares sampling kits for the RVO in the framework of national programmes and schemes to monitor salmonella. Through inter-laboratory comparative tests the lab validates the level of diagnoses in other SVI within the Czech Republic. It conducts confirmatory examinations and reference serotyping of salmonella strains forwarded by other laboratories. It also acts as an intermediary in communicating and promoting the interests of the CVA of the SVA in relation to other labs and sets the framework for collecting and sorting statistical data required by the CVA of the SVA.