IVD GmbH has been accredited by the German Veterinary Society (DVG) as its National Consulting Laboratory for Leptospira spp.

We are pleased to announce that we are now authorized to provide official confirmation of leptospirosis (by microagglutination and real-time PCR testing) in addition to specialized consultation services.

Director of the DVG Reference Laboratory: Dr. Katrin Strutzberg-Minder, telephone +49(0)511-220029-10, e-mail

Assistant Director: Dr. Karen Dohmann, telephone +49(0)511-220029-40, e-mail

Reference materials (strains and sera) and further information can be obtained from the Leptospirosis Reference Centre (, also know as the OIE Reference Laboratory for Leptospirosis and as the National Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Leptospirosis (NRL).

Further information is also available at the website of the International Leptospirosis Society (

Status 12/2018