Polio Titer test is used to check for immunity to Polio. Polio is a viral disease that affects the nervous system and can cause partial or full paralysis. This test provides antibody levels for Poliovirus type 1, and 3.
This test determines titers of neutralizing antibody against poliovirus 1 and 3, and is intended to be used in assessing immune status.
Titer testing is advisable for anyone who is unsure if they have been vaccinated or has received vaccinations but is uncertain of their immune status. Verification of Polio immune status is recommended for anyone traveling to countries where Polio is prevalent.
Why can't you find a polio type 2 test?
Polio type 2 test. - Type 2 Polio was worldwide in 2016 with the last known case in 1999. The timing of this declaration of WPV2 eradication is also a significant step in preparation for the phased removal of oral polio vaccines (OPVs), beginning with the removal of type 2 oral polio vaccine requiring a switch from using trivalent OPV (containing all three serotypes) to bivalent OPV (containing only type 1 and 3 serotypes, but not type 2) in OPV-using countries, planned for April 2016.
Who gets this blood titer panel?
This blood titer immunity panel is popular with healthcare students, people working in healthcare settings and people who need clearance through Reptrax or Vendormate, and people just curious of their overall vaccine immunity.
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LABCORP NO LONGER OFFERS POLIO TITERS. MUST BE DONE AT QUEST DIAGNOSTICS.
After placing an order, you will receive a doctor approved lab order by email usually within 20-30 minutes. The emailed Lab Requisition will allow you to go to a local patient collection site to get tested. You will not have to pay any additional lab, collection or doctor's fees. Polio Titer test will normally report within 5-7 days by secure email. List of collections site can be found using our Lab Locator Tool. If you have any questions please call our offices at 1-844-455-6355 or chat online with a member of our Care Team.