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Rabies, Antigen (DFA) & Culture

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P319
Test group Rabies
Performed by California Department of Public Health, CDC
Sendout? Yes
Collection Instructions Call Microbiology (415-353-1268) for assistance in arranging specimen collection and referral to State Viral and Rickettsial Diseases Laboratory via SFPH

Submit all sample types whenever possible: saliva, CSF, serum, and skin biopsy of posterior hairline.

For cases of suspected human rabies, call the VRDL Medical Epidemiology and Liaison Section (MELS) at 510-307-8585 for a consultation.
Container type Red top , sputum cup, CSF tube or sterile collection tube
Sample type Skin biopsy, Saliva, CSF
Normal range Negative
Last Updated 7/11/2017 1:59:26 PM
Entry Number 807
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