Rabies Antibody Endpoint, Vaccine Response RABIES
|Method(s)||Serum Neutralization Fluorescent Antibody|
|Collect||One 6 mL plain red top tube (Min: 0.5 mL).|
|Transport||Spin down and send 2 mL of serum at 2-8°C in plastic, screw-capped vial.|
|Stability||Refrigerated (preferred): 14 days; Frozen: 60 days|
|Unacceptable Conditions||Grossly hemolyzed.|
|Schedule||Mon, Wed, Thu|
|Notes||Serum gel tube is acceptable, but must be poured off into plastic vial. Collection date is required.|
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
Reportable range is 0.1 to 15.0 IU/mL
Less than 0.1 IU/mL: Below detection limit.
In humans, a results of 0.5 IU/mL or higher is considered an acceptable response to rabies vaccination.