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The Rabies Laboratory at the NCSLPH is the sole source for diagnostic rabies testing in North Carolina. This service is available to all health care providers within the state.
Only animals that have potentially exposed a person, household pet, or livestock to rabies should be submitted. Exposure is defined as a bite or contamination of scratches, abrasions, open wounds, or mucous membranes with infectious saliva. Individuals wishing to submit small rodents, rabbits, or surveillance animals must receive prior approval from either the Laboratory or the State Public Health Veterinarian/epidemiologist on-call. Submission of specimens for rabies testing must meet the established testing criteria. Specimens submitted for testing that fail to meet the testing policy will be rejected and destroyed.
The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health has upgraded its website reporting portal to enhance protection of health related information.
Results for environmental samples reported by the NCSLPH are not considered HIPPA protected documents. To access this data click the Continue button and you will be directed to the webpage where results can be viewed and printed.