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Test Name: Rabies Ab, RFFIT

Test Code(s): RABIES / HCRABIES

CPT Code(s): 86382

Methodology: Rapid Fluorescent Focus Inhibition Test (RFFIT)

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory.

Turnaround Time: Routine: Up to 28 days.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Preferred: Red top
Also Acceptable: Red cap with yellow ring (SST)

Collection Volume: Preferred: 4 mL
Pediatrics: 1.5 mL

Sample Analyzed: Serum

Volume Required: Preferred: 2 mL
Pediatrics: 0.5 mL

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220). Transport with coolant pack if coming from outreach location.

Unacceptable Criteria: Plasma
Gross hemolysis
Gross lipemia

Stability: Ambient: Not acceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Okay


Interpretation

Report provides interpretation.

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