direct FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TEST (dFAT) for HUMAN, Rabies virus

Specimen:

Brain Tissue

Volume/Quantity:

1cm x 1cm

Schedule of Collection:

As soon as the patient died, with consent from the relative

Collection/Storage/Handling/Transport:

Wear proper personal protective clothing (gown, double gloves, mask, face shield or eye protection). Can be collected without opening the skull, via the atlanto-occipital joint. Put tissue in a tube or specimen vial then place the vial into a leak-proof s

Running Day:

Mon-Fri (except holidays), acceptance of specimen is 24 hours

Cut off Day and Time:

--

Turnaround Time:

72 working hours upon receipt by the Special Pathogens Laboratory (VRD-SPL)

Fee:

Free (until further notice)

Status:

Available