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Poliovirus Antibodies

Mnemonic:    [Polio Ab]
Name:    Poliovirus Antibodies
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Separate serum from cells ASAP. Plasma is unacceptable.
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2014107
  Method:    Serum Neutralization Assay
Note:    Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens MUST be received within 30 days of receipt of the acute specimens. Tests for Polio Virus types 1 and 3.
Processing Info:    Separate serum from cells ASAP. Clearly mark tube "acute" or "convalescent".