Brucella reference unit (BRU): factsheet

Factsheet on the brucella reference unit (BRU) and the laboratory services the unit provides for medical professionals.



The brucella reference unit (BRU) provides advice on the diagnosis and clinical management of brucellosis and assists in the diagnosis of neurobrucellosis.

BRU provides a brucella serodiagnosis service only and works closely with the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratory Agency, where all suspect culture isolates should be sent.