Training and development

The EURL provides scientific and technical assistance to all the National Reference Laboratories (NRLs)

●  Organisation of training sessions on request (in Nancy or in the NRL), with transfer of techniques,

●  Organisation of workshops with interested NRLs on specific topics,

●  Establishment of procedures and guidelines,

●  Providing on-going remote technical assistance (phone meetings, e-mails, biological material supplying on request, etc.).

Laboratory techniques

Diagnosis :

Fluorescent Antibody Test (FAT)

Rabies Tissue Culture Infection Test (RTCIT)

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) :

  • Conventional hemi-nested RT-PCR (conventional hnRT-PCR)
  • Real-Time hemi-nested RT-PCR (real-time hnRT-PCR)

 Determination of the viral titre of the vaccine contained in a bait



Detection of tetracycline (or other biomarker) in the teeth or bones of target species collected in vaccinated areas

Determination of the age of animals tested for biomarker detection

Evaluation of the bait stability prior to their use in the field



ELISA test on wildlife serological samples (fox and raccoon dog)



Potency test of inactivated vaccines