Rabies Direct Fluorescent Antibody

Test Schedule
Lab Lab section Days Turnaround
WADDL - Pullman Bacteriology Mon-Fri 7 Days
Price: $77.00
For whole cadavers or heads submitted for Rabies testing, a sample processing fee of $50 is charged for brain removal.

WADDL offers rabies direct fluorescent antibody testing for animals associated with both human and non-human exposure submissions. For additional information please see our Rabies webpage.
Specimens Required
Samples may be an entire carcass, intact head, or dissected brain tissue. Dissected brain tissue must include a complete cross section of the Brain stem and Cerebellum preferably or, if Cerebellum is unavailable, Brain stem and Hippocampus are acceptable. It is recommended to submit bats as an entire carcass. 
Sampling Requirements
For additional information on how to collect and submit a sample please visit our Submit a Sample page.
Collection Container
Sterile leak-proof container. Container should be triple bagged to reduce contamination.
Packing Instructions
For additional information, please visit our Packing and Shipping page.
Special Instructions
If Human exposure is suspected please contact your states department of health or local health jurisdiction before submission. WADDL cannot test human exposure submissions without prior approval. For non-human exposure rabies testing, brain collection from whole heads and cadavers will be charged an additional $50 sample processing fee.

For all submissions please complete the WADDL Rabies Accession form.
Ordering Instructions
For online test ordering please visit our Submit a Sample page for additional information. To submit a specimen without submitting through our online portal please see our Forms page for fillable forms and further instruction.
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