Polio Virus AB
Label Mnemonic: POLIO
Epic Lab Code: LAB3885
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 1 mL serum
Absolute Minimum: 0.2 mL serum
Rejection Criteria:
Plasma. Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
Turn Around Time:
6-9 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Less than 1:10: No detectable poliovirus antibodies.

1:10 or greater: Antibody to poliovirus detected, which may represent prior immunization or current or past infection.
Interpretive Data:
The presence of neutralizing antibodies against poliovirus implies immunity. The serum neutralization test is serotype specific. Antibodies against one type does not indicate immunity against other types.

Reference Interval applies to Poliovirus Antibody Types 1 and 3.
Methodology:
Semi-Quantitative Serum Neutralization
CPT Code:
86658(x2)