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Where can I find an affordable Rabies Titer Test?

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Where can I find an affordable Rabies Titer Test?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Titer Tests are simply performed using blood work, to determine the level of antibodies in the system. I need to find a Titer Test for my cats that is under $100. Why are they charging $300 for a simple test and who has something more reasonable?
Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 2 months ago.

Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab runs rabies titers that are required for travel outside the country (i.e. FAVN rabies titers). The sample must be submitted by a licensed veterinarian and Kansas State charges your vet $90. If your vet sends the samples to another diagnostic lab (e.g. Idexx), then that lab forwards (i.e. ships) the sample to Kansas State and, in the example of Idexx, the charge increases to $199. Once you add on fees for blood collection and the cost of your vet handling the sample, then $300 is not an unusual fee. You may be able to find a vet who will send the sample directly to Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab to help decrease the cost somewhat. Please note that bypassing a secondary lab such as Idexx will result in your vet using overnight or next day air shipping to get keep the sample refrigerated as required.

https://vetview2.vet.k-state.edu/LabPortal/catalog/list?CatalogSearch=RFV

http://www.ksvdl.org/rabies-laboratory/favn-test/sample-collection.html

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Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 2 months ago.

Hi there,

I wanted to see if you received my response. Please let me know if you require any other information.

Thanks,

Customer/p>
Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 1 month ago.
Hi Lee,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Karing