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Rabies Vaccine Response

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code RABET
Performed by K-State rabies Laboratory via Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Rapid flourescent focus inhibition
Container type Gold top or Red top
Amount to Collect 5 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 2 mL serum
Min. Volume 1 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Gross hemolysis or lipemia.
Processing notes Refrigerate serum. Order Quest test # 141283P
Units IU/mL
Normal range A result ≥ 0.1 IU/mL is considered acceptable per ACIP.
Synonyms Rabies, Antibody, Post-exposure immunization; Rabies, Antibody, Prophylactic immunization; RABE; Rabies vaccine response; Rabies Antibody, Post-vaccination titer
Stability Refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen at -20C 4 weeks.
Turn around times Test set up Monday and Thursday. Turn around time 7-10 days
Additional information In humans, a titer of 1:5 or greater is considered acceptable as per ACIP. If the end point titer is <1:5 , recommend booster vaccination be given.
CPT coding 86317-90
LOINC code 43590-9
Last Updated 9/8/2012 2:22:48 PM
Entry Number 1287

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