Fresh brain (all animals) or entire head (small animals only)
The fresher the specimen, the greater the diagnostic yield.
Sealed, leak-proof, wide mouth plastic container. Samples submitted in glass containers are not acceptable and will incur an additional processing charge.
Label all samples. Ship overnight on cold packs.
This test is performed at the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin, Texas. Prices for tests performed outside TVMDL may not include lab accession and forwarding fees and are subject to change without notice. Turnaround times vary depending on shipping time and the referral lab's schedule.
For assistance on problems or questions regarding rabies prevention, call your local health department, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), your DSHS Public Health Regional Office, DSHS Zoonosis Control Branch (512-776-7255), or the DSHS Infectious Disease Control Unit (512-776-7455).