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Rabies Testing

We provide rabies testing services in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Health. Please see their website for rabies case management and reporting.

The VDL does not provide individual cremation services. Animal remains will be processed using mass chemical cremation, unless arrangements for private cremation are made by the client or the client's veterinarian. Animals testing negative for rabies may be released to a private cremation service once results of all testing are known. Animals testing positive for rabies will NOT be released for cremation due to risk of disease transmission.  If the rabies status cannot be determined by testing due to an unsatisfactory sample, release of remains for individual cremation will be decided on a case by case basis.

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Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
University of Minnesota
1333 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108-1098


Phone: (612) 625-8787
Toll Free: (800) 605-8787
Fax: (612) 624-8707


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