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Poliovirus (Types 1, 3) Antibodies, Neutralization


Name Method Department Units
Poliovirus Ab, Neutralization Neutralization/Tissue Culture
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Polio Ab 1, Polio Ab 3

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL

Room temperature - 5 day(s)
Refrigerated - 14 day(s)
Frozen - 30 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate


This sensitive procedure is the test of choice for assessing immunity following poliovirus vaccination, as well as for determining the poliovirus serotype responsible for recent poliovirus infection. It can also serve as an aid for diagnosing immune deficiency disorders. Antibody titers to two serotypes of poliovirus are determined. This test is not for Non-vaccine poliovirus exposure.

CPT Code

  • 86382 (x2)