|Test||Poliovirus (Types 1, 3) Antibodies, Neutralization|
|Description||This sensitive procedure is recommended for vaccine response testing and type-specific serodiagnosis of recent poliovirus infection. It can also serve as an aid for diagnosing immune deficiency disorders.|
|Specimen||Draw blood in a plain red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 1mL (minimum 0.5mL) of serum refrigerated.|
|Reference Values||Polio 1 Titer: <1:8
Polio 3 Titer: <1:8
The presence of neutralizing serum antibodies (titers 1:8 up to >1:128) against polioviruses implies lifelong immunity. Some persons without detectable titers (<1:8) may also be immune as demonstrated by elicitation of a secondary-type serum antibody response upon rechallenge with live polio vaccine.
|Analytic Time||1-6 DayS|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday and Thursday|