FAVN Sample Status
The Rabies Laboratory is the primary diagnostic lab for the states of Kansas and Nebraska. The diagnostic team tests brain tissue for animals suspected of having rabies and coordinates closely on all positive results with Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
The Rabies Laboratory is one of the highest volume rabies serology centers in the world for both humans and animals handling over 60,000 samples each year. The lab has extensive experience in measuring rabies antibodies by the Flourescent Antibody Virus Neutralization (FAVN) test and Rapid Flourescent Focus Inhibition Test (RFFIT) and Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).
The Rabies Laboratory meets quality monitoring standards of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments as well as numerous State departments of health. The lab also welcomes and engages in collaborations with academic and commercial partners.