|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
|Analytic Time||2 - 5 days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through|
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