SVA carry out serology to control the effectiveness of rabies vaccination. The analysis is normally performed on even weeks and takes three full working days. Samples must be available at SVA no later than Monday morning at 7.00 on the week of analysis and test results are then received the same Wednesday.
The analysis is performed on serum from blood without any additive and the sample can be sent to SVA in ambient temperature.The submission form linked below is sent with the samples and the ID/microchip number must be filled in by the veterinarian/veterinary clinic.
SVA is approved for rabies vaccination control according to decision 2000/258/EC.
Send sample to
National Veterinary Institute
Department of Microbiology
756 51 Uppsala
For international shipping, please use a courier (not postal service) as they have general import permits for blood samples. Otherwise, the samples may be withheld in customs and require additional fees for processing.
The report will be sent by e-mail, unless a physical copy is specifically requested.
Be aware that prior vaccination is not a guarantee for reaching the required antibody titre of 0.5 IU/ml, especially in young animals.
Price and invoice
The current price for the analysis can be found at the analysis page for Rabiesvirus vaccinationskontroll, antikroppar (FAVN) (in Swedish).
For payment conditions, see SVA Purchasing and Delivery Terms and Conditions.
If you have any questions regarding the analysis, contact us by phone number
+46 (0) 18 67 43 60 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding entry of pets into Sweden, please consult the Swedish Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket).