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|
|Jamie Gardner, MS|
|April Rocha, MS|
|Rolan Davis, MS|
We will be closed on the following dates in calendar year 2016:
New Year's Day, January 2, 2017
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 16, 2017
Memorial Day, May 29, 2017
Independence Day, July 4, 2017
Labor Day, September 4, 2017
Veterans Day, November 10, 2017
Thanksgiving Day, November 23-24, 2017
Christmas, December 25, 2017
Note: For all diagnostic emergencies within Kansas and Nebraska please call: 785-532-5690.