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National Reference Laboratory for Disinfection and Sterilization

The NRL is accredited to EN ISO/IEC 17025 as a test laboratory by the Czech Accreditation

Head: Věra Melicherčíková, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assessment of the efficiency of sterilization devices; 
  • Assessment of biological and non-biological sterilization indicators;
  • Assessment of sterilization packaging characteristics;
  • Assessment of the efficiency of disinfection devices;
  • Assessment of bactericidal, levurocidal, fungicidal, virucidal and sporicidal activity of chemicals under laboratory and practical conditions;
  • Assessment of susceptibility of microbial strains to disinfectants;
  • Assessment of susceptibility of clinical isolates to disinfectants;
  • Assessment of resistance of microbial strains to disinfectants;
  • Assessment of microbial growth/growth inhibition on various surfaces;
  • Assessment of tolerance and resistance of various surfaces to chemicals;
  • novel disinfection methods and procedures;
  • Testing new disinfectant activity testing methods;
  • Cooperation in the creation of regulations and guidelines in the area of sterilization and disinfection and harmonization of the Czech standards and regulations with the European standards;
  • publications activities;
  • Reviewing;
  • Lecturing and pregraduate and postgraduate training and retraining courses, etc.
  • Methodical guidance for the Public Health Agency, public health and health care professionals and the disinfection and sterilization executive staff;
  • Consulting activities;
  • Organization of conferences;
  • Participation in grant research projects.