The samples are analysed in the Fluorescent Antibody Virus Neutralization (FAVN) test according to the regulations of the World Organization for Animal Health (O.I.E.). In general it takes 3 to 6 days from the receipt of the sample to the issuing of test result (excluding the mail transfer). The original certificate generally is sent to the veterinarian who sent the blood sample. In case the titre of 0.5 IU/ml is not reached the vaccination of the animal has to be repeated, followed by another titre evaluation observing the schedule prescribed by the authorities of the importing country.
If the titre of 0.5 IU/ml is reached, a certificate will be issued and sent by mail (on demand in addition by fax or e-mail) to the veterinary practice that required the test. After receipt of the certificate an authorized veterinarian should confirm the success of the test in the animal's travel document (e.g. EU pet passport). Provided the animal has been regularly revaccinated against rabies according the the regulations of the importing country it is not necessary to repeat the rabies serology test in the following years (please note there are exceptions to this rule, e.g. import to Japan).