Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science

Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Veterinary Teaching Hospital

The Veterinary Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory based at Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Peradeniya, provides a range of diagnostic services including culture, isolation and identification of aerobic bacteria and clinically important fungi, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and molecular diagnosis of viral and bacterial diseases. We process a range of clinical samples from companion, wild and zoo animals. All the laboratory procedures are conducted according to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) under the supervision of an experienced microbiologist.


Our mission is to provide quick and reliable diagnostic service for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and other veterinary practices around the country and to facilitate the clinical teaching-learning process.

Services provided

  • Aerobic culture for bacterial pathogen and species identification (Rs. 700.00)
  • Comprehensive bacteriological studies through culture and molecular diagnostics
  • Investigations of nosocomial infections in veterinary practices and hospitals
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST): AST is performed following the guidelines of the European Committee on antimicrobial susceptibility testing (EUCAST) (Rs. 250.00 for 5 antimicrobial drugs)
  • Molecular diagnosis of (Rs. 2200.00 per test);
    1. Canine parvovirus enteritis
    2. Feline panleukopenia infection
    3. Canine Ehrlichiosis
    4. Canine and feline babesiosis (to ensure complete clearance in chronic babesiosis)
    5. Canine infectious hepatitis
    6. Canine leptospirosis
    7. Mycoplasma species
    8. Canine spriocercosis
    9. Microscporum canis (dermatophytosis)

We are ready to perform PCR assays to diagnose other diseases and conditions not listed above or in-depth molecular investigations (sequencing) affecting companion and exotic animals on request.