Please do not contact laboratories direct to arrange your pets blood test or to get the result. Your vet will do this for you.
If your pets blood test is successful, you should ask a government authorised vet (in Great Britian a Local Veterinary Inspector) to issue you with an official PETS certificate. However, you will not be able to bring your pet into the UK under the Scheme until 6 months have passed from the date that the blood sample was taken.
Blood test result
A successful blood test result must show that the rabies neutralising antibody titre was equal to or greater than 0.5 IU/ml. Make sure your vet gives you a copy of the blood test result.
Failed blood test
You should seek advice from your vet if your pet fails its blood test (in other words, the result shows that it has not been satisfactorily protected against rabies). Your pet may need to be re-vaccinated and blood tested again.
To help avoid this, you may wish to consider getting your pet vaccinated twice before it is blood tested. This may be particularly helpful in the case of young animals. You should discuss this with your vet.
Further blood tests
No further tests are required after the first test which gives a successful result, provided the pet is subsequently revaccinated by the 'Valid until' date on the PETS certificate. If there is a break in the specified vaccination programme, a further blood test will be required after re-vaccination and the six months wait will apply.