Rabies Diagnosis Testing Microscope Specifications

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) have created minimum standard requirements for rabies diagnosis in the United States. There is a standardized protocol for the analytical phase of rabies testing using the direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) test. The full Protocol for Postmortem Diagnosis of Rabies in Animals by Direct Fluorescent Antibody Testing can be found here.

The rabies fluorescence microscope used in the DFA test must have reflected light and high quality objective lenses, preferably Apochromat lenses, as they are the most corrected. Numerical aperture, resolution, light sources and filter systems are all important components of the rabies diagnosis testing microscope specifications. Microscope World has configured a rabies diagnosis microscope that meets all of the required CDC and APHL specifications to perform the DFA test.

Rabies Diagnosis MicroscopeThe primary features of the rabies diagnosis testing microscope include:

  • Fluorescence microscope with reflected light
  • Fluorescence RFP/FITC filter cube
  • High quality Semi Plan Apochromat Fluor Objective Lenses: 4x, 10x, 40x, 100x Oil Immersion with NA to provide quality resolution
  • Widefield 10x / 22mm Eyepieces
  • Camera port for documentation of images if required
  • Ergonomic low-position stage

View the rabies diagnosis testing microscope that meets CDC and APHL standards here.


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