Can I bring a bat or other animal to your office and have you test it?
No, we cannot accept live specimens. The State Department of Health Laboratory in Shoreline Washington test the animals. The lab has very specific rules we must follow before they can test the animals. Our office works through the local veterinary community and animal control officials to prepare animals for shipment to the lab. Contact our office, a veterinarian, or animal control official before you touch the animal of concern. This will help to assure that additional people are not exposed.

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1. What should I do if I am bitten by a dog, a cat or a pet ferret?
2. What should I do if a bat bites or scratches me or if I see one of my children handling a bat?
3. What should I do if I find a bat in my house?
4. Can I bring a bat or other animal to your office and have you test it?