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Laboratory of Intestinal Tract Infections Diagnostics

Head of Department
Dr n. med. Katarzyna Piekarska

Mgr Magdalena Rzeczkowska
Mgr Natalia Wolaniuk
Mgr Tomasz Wołkowicz
Dr n.med. Aleksandra Januszkiewicz
Dr n. wet. Grzegorz Madajczak


The Laboratory range of operation is:

  • research over bacteria which cause acute intestinal tract infections, mainly from Enterobacteriaceae family: Salmonella, Shigella, Yersinia, enteropatogenic E. coli (EPEC), enterohaemoragical/verotoxic E.coli (EHEC/VTEC) and also Aeromonas, Campylobacter, Listeria and Vibrio bacteria.
  • perfecting methods of enteric bacteria detection, identifying and differentiating also for requirements of epidemiological investigation and research over their environment spread
  • perfecting methods of antimicrobial resistance / susceptibility detection and identifying mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance.
  • performing reference methods of identifying and genotyping, fenotyping and virulence typing of bacteria from Enterobacteriaceae, Vibrionaceae family moreover Aeromonas, Campylobacter and Listeria bacteria.
  • performing diagnostic tests for Laboratory of Bacteriology Department
  • carrying out functions of National Reference Center for Shigella and identifying and differentiation EHEC/VTEC, and Vibrio cholerae O1, non-O1.



  1. Med-Vet-Net European network of excellence, working for prevention and control of zoonoses and foodborn diseases.
  2. CAMPYNET A network for the harmonization and standardization of molecular typing methods for Campylobacter.
  3. Global Salm-Surv Global network of laboratories and individuals involved in surveillance, isolation, identification and antimicrobial resistance testing of Salmonella.
  4. CDC, PulseNet PulseNet is the molecular surveillance network for food-borne infections. It is an internationally unique network that – in addition to public health laboratories – has institutions from the veterinary and food sector as equal participants.
  5. PulseNet Europe European division of Pulsenet network.