Poliovirus 1 and 3 Antibody Immune Status Blood Test
A poliovirus 1 and 3 antibody immune status blood test determines titers of neutralizing antibody against poliovirus 1 and 3.
This test determines titers of neutralizing antibodies against poliovirus 1 and 3 and is intended to assess immune status. Polio is a viral disease that affects the nervous system and can cause partial or full paralysis. This test provides antibody levels for Poliovirus types 1 and 3.
Titer testing is advisable for anyone unsure if they have been vaccinated or has received vaccinations but are uncertain of their immune status. Verification of Polio immune status is recommended for anyone traveling to countries where Polio is prevalent.
Polio is typically transmitted between people by food and water contamination. While uncommon in developed countries, the virus that causes polio can often be found in undeveloped and underdeveloped countries.
A polio infection affects the nervous system, particularly in young children, and can cause paralysis. Many people infected with the poliovirus never develop symptoms but can transmit it to others.
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