Important Information – Rabies Testing Routine Maintenance, March 2024

To ensure their secure laboratory and equipment are maintained to the highest standard our referral Rabies testing laboratory will be closing to enable engineers to gain access for routine servicing. This will be done in March 2024, with a timetable as follows:

27th Feb 2024* (Tues)
Last shipment from our laboratory of samples to be tested at the Rabies testing laboratory before the planned shutdown.

28th Feb 2024 (Wed)
Last tests will be set up.

01st Mar 2024 (Fri)
Tests run on 28th Feb 2024 will be read and reported.


Week beginning 25th March 2024 (Mon)
Normal testing resumes (Subject to engineer service sign off).

*we will continue to send samples to the referral lab in preparation for testing when servicing is complete and signed off.

This means that for the approximate period from 29th Feb to 22nd March 2024, no rabies results will be available. As with previous shutdowns the Rabies testing laboratory will clear the backlog as quickly as possible to enable your results to get back to you within our usual normal published time-scales.

If you are aware of any clients who require certificates before 29th February 2024, we would encourage you to send in samples as soon as possible. This will avoid client disappointment where we cannot get the samples run at the referral laboratory.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information regarding the shutdown.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Finn Pathologists Team

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