The Fluorescent Antibody Virus Neutralization (FAVN) test measures the response of an animal’s immune system to the rabies vaccine.More specifically, it is a virus neutralization assay developed to screen animal sera by a standard method for an adequate level of rabies antibodies following vaccination.

The FAVN test is required by many rabies-free countries or regions in order for dogs and cats to qualify for a reduced or no quarantine period prior to entry.

Always check with the destination authority to verify pet importation requirements.

A completed “FAVN REPORT FORM” is required for each sample submitted for the rabies blood serum test.

FAVN test results are normally available in 2 weeks from the date that the sample is received at Pasteur institute.

Contact persons: Dragana Vujin MSc.biologist, Srđan Stankov MD, PhD

Additional information via e-mail:

or on the telephone 021/ 420 528 and 021/ 661 1003 from Monday to Friday, at the time of 13-14 hours.