Rabies Titer test
The Rabies Titer test is used to evaluate a person’s immunity to Rabies. This test screens for antibodies capable of neutralizing the Rabies virus. This Rabies Titer test, also known as the RFFIT, is considered the gold standard of Rabies blood tests by the World Health Organization and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. It is more accurate than ELISA testing for Rabies which may provide a person with false positives for immunity.
This test is typically ordered by people who work with animals and have an occupational risk of exposure to Rabies. This test may also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of post exposure treatment for Rabies.
The Rabies Titer test is run at the Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory, one of only two commercial laboratories recognized by the Center for Disease Control for performing the test. As a result, turnaround time for this test can be up to 4 weeks.