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 60,000 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.
- Florida (pending)
- New York
- Rhode Island
- Quality Assurance Letter (Humans)
- Quality Assurance Letter (Animals)
|Dr. Robert Flahart||CLIA Director|
|Susan Moore, PhD, MT(ASCP)SBB|
|Quality Practices Manager|
|Communications and Customer Service|
|Human Serology and Special Projects|
|Dale Claassen, PhD|
|Marietta Ryba-White, MS|
|Jamie Gardner, MS|
|April Rocha, MS|
|Stephanie Gatrell, PhD|
|Makenzie Simpson, MS|
|Rolan Davis, MS|
We will be closed on the following dates in calendar year 2016:
New Year's Day, January 1, 2016
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 18, 2016
Memorial Day, May 30, 2016
Independence Day, July 4, 2016
Labor Day, September 5, 2016
Veterans Day, November 11, 2016
Thanksgiving Day, November 24-25, 2016
Christmas, December 26, 2016
Note: For all diagnostic emergencies within Kansas and Nebraska please call: 785-532-5690.