Update to rabies testing process
In order to obtain rabies testing of an animal specimen, individuals should follow the specimen collection and shipping instructions available on the SHL’s website.
A completed rabies test request form must accompany the specimen to ensure proper identification and tracking. If human exposure occurred, regulatory agencies and the State Hygienic Lab require the name/age of persons who were exposed, and the name and contact details for a veterinarian, physician, or public health practitioner. In cases of human exposure, there are no fees incurred by the individual requesting the test.
Starting on February 1, 2023, when a specimen is submitted and there is no human exposure, the requester will be billed $25.00 after the test is complete.
Questions about specimen collection and shipping may be directed to email@example.com .