Laboratory diagnostics

The Koala Health Hub has established a comprehensive diagnostic lab within the Sydney School of Veterinary Science to provide diagnostic support to koala care groups (free of charge), researchers (by arrangement) and zoological institutions (fee for service). Our most common services include chlamydial and cryptococcal detection, general hematology and biochemistry as well as post-mortem examinations but we can respond to most needs.

Our service:

    Supports koala hospitals nationally in achieving the best possible welfare outcomes for koalas in care;

Ensures chlamydia treatments are complete, to protect wild koalas from carriers;

    Supports koala health research nationally, by development and provision of novel laboratory methods to researchers;

    Contributes essential information for koala management decisions;

    Is creating a valuable sample archive for future disease and genetics investigations.

Chlamydia swab collection instructions

Submission form
New client form
Instructions for submission of samples (contact us)
Enquiries: Andrea Casteriano