Blood for testing pets for the presence of specific antibodies against rabies must be taken by a veterinarian at least 30 days after vaccination (the time required for the formation of specific antibodies in the body) and 3 months before the animal is transported to the European Union.
Without electronic identification of animals, blood tests for the presence of specific antibodies are not performed.
Blood, in the amount of 2.5-5.0 ml from the animal, is taken into a test tube to obtain, after settling, 0.5-1.0 ml of serum for further research.
In addition to blood serum, the laboratory should provide (send)
- A photocopy (of all completed pages) of the animal PASSPORT (including pages with the identification mark (chip number) of the animal). In the C, entries in the animal’s passport must be filled in in two languages at the same time – Ukrainian and English!
- Photocopy of the foreign passport of the owner (first page) or the person accompanying the transportation.
- Covering note – completed in Ukrainian and English (in block letters – based on passport data).
Tips for nonresident – not residents of Kiev:
Taking blood from an animal, obtain serum by settling. Carefully drain the serum (at least 0.5-1.0 ml) into a plastic test tube with a volume of 1.5-2 ml (Epindorf type), preferably with a screw screw. Place the check in a zippered plastic bag. The package is placed in a thermal container (thermos) with ice. Don’t forget to add supporting documents.
Delivery to the laboratory is possible – by express or by courier mail (“New mail”).
Samples were taken incorrectly (insufficient amount of serum, its hemolysis, unsuitability for analysis), as well as samples with violation of the integrity of the test tube – cannot be examined!