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.
|Rabies Laboratory Director/Assistant Clinical Professor|
|Susan M. Moore, PhD, MS, HCLD(ABB), MT(ASCP)SBB|
|Quality Practices Manager|
|Communications and Customer Service|
|Human Serology and Special Projects|
|Dale Claassen, PhD|
|Jamie Gardner, MS|
|April Rocha, MS|
|Cassidy Keating, MPH|
|Cathy Troupe, MS|
|Caleb Kueser, MS|
|Rolan Davis, MS|
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.