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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 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.

Laboratory Licenses
Laboratory Personnel
Dr. Robert FlahartCLIA Director
Managing Director 
Susan Moore, PhD, 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
Marietta Ryba-White, MS
Jamie Gardner, MS
April Rocha, MS
Stephanie Gatrell, PhD
David Walsh
Queenter Ochanda
Zachary Houston
Animal Serology
Elizabeth McQuade
Makenzie Simpson, MS
Grant Franken
Jane Keller
Katrina Moore
Florence Wang
Rolan Davis, MS

Holiday Schedule

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.

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