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Poliovirus neutralising antibody detection

Clinical Virology Laboratory

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Lab name

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

Poliovirus neutralising antibody detection


Neutralising antibodies against poliovirus (family: Picornaviridae; Genus: Enterovirus; Groups: Poliovirus types 1-3)

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Sample requirements

Single serum sample with minimum of 1 ml is required for measuring polio neutralising antibody titres. Paired sera are required for an AFP patient. The acute serum should be collected at the onset. The convalescent serum should be collected at least 14

Pre-transport requirements

± 3oC within 24 hours

Transport requirements

± 3oC within 24 hours

How results reported

Report will state poliovirus neutralising antibody titres for the specimen

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