The mission of the One Health-Rabies section is to provide accurate and timely diagnostic service for samples submitted for rabies serology. Assays are available to verify rabies vaccination status in human and animals. The two primary assays are the Rapid Fluorescent Focus Inhibition test (RFFIT) and the Fluorescent Antibody Virus Neutralization test (FAVN). ELISA testing for rabies antibody is also offered, both blocking and indirect ELISA. The laboratory personnel have extensive experience performing rabies serology for many purposes including:
- Vaccine response (human and animal)
- Clinical trials
- Assay development and qualification
The One Health-Rabies laboratory meets qualification standards of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and has experience testing per GXPs standards. The VMDL One Health Rabies Laboratory is recognized by the USDA to perform rabies serology for the purpose of pet export/travel. The One Health Rabies Laboratory is operated under the leadership of Dr. Susan Moore who is a world-renowned rabies expert with more than 30 years of experience.
For pet travel/export testing please contact the laboratory for specific destinations.
Tests performed by One Health-Rabies
Guide on what test to order
FAVN submission information
Online client account and submission form
Susan M. Moore, PhD, HCLD (ABB) (One Health-Rabies)
Clinical Associate Professor and Section Head
Senior Research Lab Technician