Poliovirus Antibodies

Abbrev Code:POLAB   
Order Code:LAB653Order Name:Poliovirus Antibody
Order Instructions:Effective 2/21/17: Poliovirus Antibodies includes types 1 and 3.
Methodology:Serum neutralization assay
CPT Codes: 86658 x1, 86658 x1
Test Includes:Poliovirus (Types 1 and 3) Antibodies
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 6-9 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Plasma, contaminated, hemolyzed or severely lipemic specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL; 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2014107


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.


The presence of poliovirus antibodies may represent prior immunization or acute infection.


Use: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 type three antibodies. Reference Interval applies to Poliovirus Types 1 and 3.

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