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National Reference Laboratory for Chlamydia

  The NRL is accredited to ČSN EN ISO/IEC 17025 as a test laboratory and to ČSN EN ISO 15189 as a public health laboratory by the Czech Accreditation Institute.

Head: Hana Zákoucká, M.D.


  • Direct and indirect (serological) testing for presence of chlamydial infection;
  • Testing to confirm biovar Lymphogranuloma venereum Chlamydia trachomatis;
  • Implementation of molecular biological diagnostic methods for interdisciplinary consulting;
  • Methodical guidance for laboratories involved in the diagnostics of chlamydia in the Czech Republic;
  • Preparation of the EQAS for chlamydial serology and evaluation of results;
  • Pregraduate and postgraduate training of health care professionals;
  • Participation in the chlamydia surveillance programme in the Czech Republic in cooperation with the EU (The European Surveillance System, TESSy, ECDC);
  • Cooperation with professional associations of the J.E. Purkyně Czech Medical Association (microbiology, epidemiology, and dermatovenereology);
  • Updating and developing novel methods for the diagnostics of chlamydial infections;
  • Updating guidelines for diagnostic procedures.