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Poliomyelitis is an acute viral illness that follows gastro-intestinal infection by one of the three types of poliovirus. Flaccid paralysis and aseptic meningitis occurs in less that 1 per cent of polio virus infections.
Transmission is usually by the faecal-oral route. Infection of others remains possible whilst the virus in being excreted. The virus persists in the throat for about one week and may be excreted in the faeces for many weeks. The incubation period ranges from 3-21 days. Cases are most infectious from 7-10 days before and after the onset of symptoms.
Poliomyelitis is effectively prevented by vaccination.
This test is for people who wish to establish whether they have immunity to Polio. Although Polio has been eradicated in the UK there remain parts of the world where Polio is endemic. If you are visitng a developing country where Polio exists and you are not sure whether you have been vaccinated, then an immunity test is a wise precaution.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your Polio Virus Immunity blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Polio Virus Immunity test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Polio Virus Immunity test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Polio Virus Immunity test results.
Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.