What is a Polio titer?
A Polio titer is a blood test that checks for immunity (from prior vaccination or infection) to Polio.
Who gets a Polio titer test?
A Polio titer test is typically ordered by healthcare workers for credentialing requirements (e.g. hospital, RepTrax, Vendormate) and students studying in healthcare programs. Additionally, some people get the Polio titer to check immunity when they plan to travel overseas.
What type of Polio titer results will I receive?
Our Polio titer results will report quantitative (i.e. a number) IgG antibody results for Poliovirus Types 1 and 3.
What does a positive Polio titer result mean?
A positive Polio titer generally means that you are considered immune and do not need to be revaccinated.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Polio Titer is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 8 business days or less.