Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Rabies Serology

Test Name: Rabies Serology
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: Blood-5 mL Gold or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out weekdays to Public Health Laboratory.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
10 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2010-09-28
Revised Date: 2018-06-15
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: This test is for the presence of antibody only
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: RFFIT (Rapid Fluorescent Focus Inhibition Test)
Critical Information Required: Specify if post-vaccination or exposure to infection.
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be refrigerated.

The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
RAB
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory

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