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Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

The Rabies Laboratory of Kansas State University


The Rabies Laboratory is the primary diagnostic lab for the states of Kansas and Nebraska. The diagnostic team tests brain tissue for animals suspected of having rabies and coordinates closely on all positive results with Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

The Rabies Laboratory is one of the highest volume rabies serology centers in the world for both humans and animals handling over 80,000 samples each year. The lab has extensive experience in measuring rabies antibodies by the Fluorescent Antibody Virus Neutralization (FAVN) test and Rapid Fluorescent Focus Inhibition Test (RFFIT) and Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).

The Rabies Laboratory meets quality monitoring standards of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments as well as numerous State departments of health. The lab also welcomes and engages in collaborations with academic and commercial partners.

Laboratory Licenses
Laboratory Personnel
Rabies Laboratory Director/Assistant Clinical Professor
Susan M. Moore, PhD, MS, HCLD(ABB), MT(ASCP)SBB
Quality Practices Manager
Chandra Gordon
Communications and Customer Service
Cindy Wilson
Celine Jiron-Corrales
Human Serology and Special Projects
Dale Claassen, PhD
Cammen Lewis
Samantha Pralle
Janet Crisler
Jamie Gardner, MS
April Rocha, MS
Brenda Waters
David Walsh
Zachary Houston
Mia Keady
Lindsey Howard
Suhasini Ganta
Cassidy Keating, MPH
Cathy Troupe, MS
Caleb Kueser, MS
Animal Serology
Elizabeth McQuade
Grant Franken
Jane Keller
Florence Wang
Catherine Boreas
Konner Cool
Mackenzie Showalter
Rolan Davis, MS

Holiday Schedule

We will be closed on the following dates in calendar year 2017:

  • Thanksgiving Day - November 23-24, 2017
  • Christmas - December 25, 2017
  • New Year’s Day - January 1, 2018
  • Martin Luther King Day - January 15, 2018
  • Memorial Day - May 28, 2018
  • Independence Day - July 4, 2018
  • Labor Day – September 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving – November 22-23, 2018
  • Christmas – December 24-25, 2018

Note: For all diagnostic emergencies within Kansas and Nebraska please call: 785-532-5690.

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