Rabies. Antibodies against rabies virus by the mouse neutralization test.

The reference method for the determination of antibodies against rabies virus is the neutralization test in mice (MNT: Mouse Neutralization Test). Currently, the World Health Organization (WHO-WHO) considers comparable and recommended rapid Fluorescent Focus Inhibition test (RFFIT: Rapid Fluorescent Focus Inhibition Test) to be as sensitive as the MNT test. Our laboratory performs the test MNT (mouse neutralization) for customers who wants it .

In people vaccinated against rabies risk of occupational exposure, the WHO recommends that the effectiveness of vaccination as well as the persistence of immunity determined by a neutralization method every 6 months and a booster dose is administered if the titre falls below 0.5 IU / mL.