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POLIO-M
POLIOVIRUS (TYPES 1-3) ABS, SERUM

Test Code POLIO-M 
Test Poliovirus (Types 1-3) Abs, Serum 
Methodology Complement Fixation (CF) 
Description Useful for: This assay is designed to detect recent poliovirus infection; single titers > or = 1:32 provide strong support for recent natural (non-vaccine) exposure. The test is not appropriate for assessing vaccine responses or immunity to polioviruses; poliovirus neutralization is the recommended test for these purposes. 
Specimen Draw blood into a plain, red-top tube. Spin down and send 1 mL (minimum 0.5) of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.

NOTE: Serum gel tube is acceptable, but serum must be poured off into a plastic transfer tube. 

Reference Values REFERENCE RANGE: <1:8

INTERPRETIVE CRITERIA:
<1:8 Antibody Not Detected
> or =1:8 Antibody Detected 

Analytic Time 2 - 5 days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through 
CPT Code(s) 86658 3