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Rabies, Antibody, Post-exposure immunization

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code RAB
Test group Rabies
Performed by San Francisco Public Health Laboratory
Sendout? Yes
Method Neutralization
Collection Instructions Draw acute specimen at start of immunization and another 2-3 weeks later.

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Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 4 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 2 mL serum
Processing notes Refrigerate sample
Units Titer
Normal range
Negative < 8
Protective ≥ 8
Synonyms Rabies Ab;
Turn around times Test run Wednesday. Turnaround time: 1-2 weeks.
Additional information Used for an individual undergoing immunization following exposure to wild-type virus. Sent to State Viral and Rickettsial Diseases Laboratory via SFPH
LOINC code 43980-2
Last Updated 10/2/2010 11:52:31 AM
Entry Number 806
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