Dating and signing diagnostic test orders
Please check and confirm the following: If you have been authorized to view the lab test results of other people in your account, select Dependents from the left menu, then select the person whose lab test results you would like to see.If you do not see lab test results for that person, be sure you have access rights to that person’s laboratory information.It is strongly discouraged for rabies diagnosis in animals as sensitivity varies widely according to the stage of the disease, immunological status, intermittent viral excretion and training of the technical staff.Screen yourself — To do a self-screening for sleep apnea, please use the tools below: Berlin Questionnaire; or Epworth Sleepiness Scale.FAT is recommended by WHO and in 95-99% of cases, gives reliable results on fresh specimens within a few hours.Other methods for detection of lyssavirus antigens such as direct rapid immunohistochemistry tests are proven to have sensitivity and specificity comparable to the FAT.If you feel you have symptoms of sleep apnea, you will need to schedule an appointment and discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician.You may want to print out your screening results and a physician's order form from our website (available below) so that you can take them with you to your doctor's appointment.
You can be assured that Lab Corp staff will make the specimen collection process as safe, quick, and comfortable as possible, while safeguarding your dignity and privacy.
WHO defines a clinical case of rabies as a subject presenting with an acute neurological syndrome (i.e.
encephalitis) dominated by forms of hyperactivity (i.e. dumb rabies), progressing towards coma and death, usually by cardiac or respiratory failure, typically within 7-10 days after the first sign, if no intensive care is instituted.
Our staff will verify the testing details with the ordering provider.
Please bring the test request form your doctor provided, along with your insurance information and identification, to your local Lab Corp facility.