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Test Code BLOD0516 Rabies Antibody Endpoint

Additional Codes

Mayo Test Code: FRFIT

Performing Laboratory

RFFIT/K-State Rabies Laboratory Manhattan/K-State Innovation Center

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s), Spin down and send 2 mL of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.


Note:  1. Serum gel tube is acceptable, but must be poured off into plastic vial.

          2. Collection date is required.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  60 days

Reference Values

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 according to the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines; see WHO and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices documents for additional guidance.


Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

CPT Code Information


Reject Due To


Mild OK; Gross reject


Warm OK; Cold OK


Mild OK; Gross reject





Method Name

Serum Neutralization Fluorescent Antibody