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4.4.2 What about other post mortem rabies diagnostic tests?

A variety of other methods are available for the detection of rabies virus and lyssavirus antigens and viral RNA (for more information read here).

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[en] Lateral Flow Device tests for rabies - photo Friedrich Loeffler Institut [fr] Dispositifs de flux latéral - photo Friedrich Loeffler Institut

However, these tests are currently not recommended for routine laboratory use either because (i) they lack standardization and adequate validation based on international standards or because (ii) they require experience and strict quality control (read more here).


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