Rabies Titer Blood Test
Test Code: 083885
Specimen Type: Blood
Rabies Titer Blood Test (Labcorp)
The Rabies Titer test is used to evaluate a person’s immunity to Rabies. This test screens for antibodies capable of neutralizing the Rabies virus. This Rabies Titer test, also known as the RFFIT, is considered the gold standard of Rabies blood tests by the World Health Organization and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. It is more accurate than ELISA testing for Rabies which may provide a person with false positives for immunity.
This test is typically ordered by people who work with animals and have an occupational risk of exposure to Rabies. This test may also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of post exposure treatment for Rabies.
The Rabies Titer test is run at the Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory, one of only two commercial laboratories recognized by the Center for Disease Control for performing the test. As a result, turnaround time for this test can be up to 4 weeks.
Where can I find a Rabies Titer test near me?
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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
This test is not available in the state of FLORIDA Customers testing in Florida have the option of ordering an alternative test, the Rabies RFFIT Test. This test uses the same methodology and is performed at a lab recognized by the CDC for providing Rabies testing. For more information on the CDC's guidelines regarding the methodologies for Rabies testing, please see the link below.
For any questions or to place an order in the state of Florida, please call Request A Test at 1-888-732-2348.