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Rabies Titer Comparison

Type of Rabies Titer

Relative cost

Determine response to rabies vaccination?

Approx. Turn Around Time

RVNA Result type

Use for Export?

OIE Approved

Human vs. Veterinary

Veterinarian submission required?

How to submit

microRFFIT

$

Yes

2 weeks

< or >= 0.5IU/mL

No

Veterinary

Yes

Core Vaccine Titer

RFFIT screen

$$

Yes

3-4 weeks

<0.1IU/mL, >=0.1IU/mL, or >=0.5IU/mL

No

Human & Veterinary

No

RFFIT Submission Forms

RFFIT endpoint

$$$

Yes

3-4 weeks

Numerical value IU/mL (titer on request)

Yes*

Human & Veterinary

No*

RFFIT Submission Forms

FAVN

$$$$

Yes

3-4 weeks

Numerical Value IU/mL

Yes

Veterinary

Yes

FAVN Submission Forms

 *FAVN is the default method for export purposes at KSU, RFFIT is used only in cases where FAVN is not possible.