Qualitative resutls for those who want to know if they need a booster of rabies vaccine.
Results are reported as either <0.1 IU/mL, ≥ 0.1 IU/mL or ≥ 0.5 IU/mL.
Immediately following collection, thoroughly mix sample by gently inverting 5 times
Refrigerated (preferred) - 9 months
Ambient - 2 weeks
Frozen - 1 year
Rapid Fluorescent Focus Inhibition Test (RFFIT)
RFFIT stands for Rapid Fluorescent Foci Inhibition Test. It is a serum neutralization (inhibition) test, which means it measures the ability of rabies specific antibodies to neutralize rabies virus and prevent the virus from infecting cells. These antibodies are called rabies virus neutralizing antibodies (RVNA).