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Activities of the Consultant Laboratory for Diagnostic EM of Pathogens

Diagnostic electron microscopy of viruses with low-voltage electron microscopes (May 21, 2020)

Sage Publications, Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry

Diagnostic electron microscopy of SARS-CoV-2

A summary about our knowledge on the morphology and preparation of the virus

Date of issue March 29, 2020PDF (882 KB, File does not meet accessibility standards.)

Annual external quality assurance (EQA) scheme

We provide six coded virus samples for training purposes once a year. After sending diagnosis back to the RKI, participants receive a decode letter. EQA-32 will be conducted in November/December 2019. For registration, please contact head of the consultant laboratory.

Discussion of EQA-31-Results.

Date of issue April 24, 2019PDF (637 KB, File does not meet accessibility standards.)

Publication "External Quality Assurance (EQA) in Diagnostic Electron Microscopy (DEM) of Infectious Diseases: Aims and Roots, Results and Perspectives"

This RKI publication summarizes information about the External Quality Assurance (EQA) scheme in diagnostic electron microscopy and is illustrated with numerous images.

Date of issue December 19, 2016PDF (2 MB, File does not meet accessibility standards.)

Special Special Issue "Electron Microscopy in Virus Diagnostics and Research" in Viruses (2015)