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You can apply at https://covidserum.com/ to register with Mount Sinai and at top left corner click tab to get tested in most N.Y. Jewish neighborhoods
There is this from a private organization
https://covidplasmasavealife.com/
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #220 on: May 13, 2020, 11:39:52 AM »
Was the 4-5 vials at a donation or a test draw?

Oh, I misunderstood.. I'm referring to donation and now I see you meant at testing.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #221 on: May 13, 2020, 11:56:42 AM »
As a follow up to the prior questions about antibodies and multiple people in the family with different results, I would tell you not to draw conclusions from the first test results.

My AC and I and all 4 of our kids had the virus in mid March and BH we have all recovered. I was the last to manifest with symptoms (March 20), but my kids were about a week a head of me (albeit with milder symptoms).

I went with two of my kids to get tested in Brooklyn at the first antibody drive on April 22, a little more than a month after showing symptoms. I was negative but one of my kids was positive and he was about a week ahead of me with symptoms.

I went with a different kid to get her tested at Mt Sinai last week and got myself retested at the same time. My test was now positive (320) and I have been advised that your body keeps building more antibodies post infection until it plateaus.

Thanks for sharing! That could mean that I now have antibodies even though my original test (taken close to 4 weeks after symptoms) was negative.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #222 on: May 13, 2020, 11:56:55 AM »
As a follow up to the prior questions about antibodies and multiple people in the family with different results, I would tell you not to draw conclusions from the first test results.

My AC and I and all 4 of our kids had the virus in mid March and BH we have all recovered. I was the last to manifest with symptoms (March 20), but my kids were about a week a head of me (albeit with milder symptoms).

I went with two of my kids to get tested in Brooklyn at the first antibody drive on April 22, a little more than a month after showing symptoms. I was negative but one of my kids was positive and he was about a week ahead of me with symptoms.

I went with a different kid to get her tested at Mt Sinai last week and got myself retested at the same time. My test was now positive (320) and I have been advised that your body keeps building more antibodies post infection until it plateaus.
Which test was it the first time around? I don't know if there's specific medical/scientific data about it yet, but antibodies not being present at all at ~5 weeks and then present in sufficient quantity to qualify for donating plasma at ~7 weeks sounds far-fetched.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #223 on: May 13, 2020, 12:20:15 PM »
Which test was it the first time around? I don't know if there's specific medical/scientific data about it yet, but antibodies not being present at all at ~5 weeks and then present in sufficient quantity to qualify for donating plasma at ~7 weeks sounds far-fetched.

First test was Mayo test taken at antibody drive run by Lakewood Bikur Cholim. 2nd test was Mt Sinai test in a Mt Sinai Dr Office.

As far as the results - negative does not mean negative for the Mayo test, it just means its below the 1.01 threshold.  The Mt Sinai test which is a different scale had me at 320.

Last - you are looking at dates from onset of symptoms which should not be confused with recovery.  You don't start manufacturing antibodies the day that you get sick.

The first test was about a month after I started showing symptoms and unlike the rest of my family, I did not start with mild symptoms. They all had some coughing and then all had loss of taste/smell. The coughing was mild and then the loss of taste and smell hit all 5 of them over the span of 72 hours. Two days later I spiked a fever and had major congestion - which none of them had.

So when my son tested positive for antibodies the same day I tested negative, he was probably a week a head of me in the process.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #224 on: May 13, 2020, 12:22:47 PM »
Thanks for sharing! That could mean that I now have antibodies even though my original test (taken close to 4 weeks after symptoms) was negative.

You are welcome! Where did you test when you showed negative?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #225 on: May 13, 2020, 12:25:48 PM »
You are welcome! Where did you test when you showed negative?

Lakewood Bikur Cholim/Mayo. 0 detectable antibodies.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #226 on: May 13, 2020, 12:35:06 PM »
Lakewood Bikur Cholim/Mayo. 0 detectable antibodies.

Which site?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #227 on: May 13, 2020, 12:36:43 PM »
Which site?

Flatbush / Chaim Berlin

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #228 on: May 13, 2020, 12:51:31 PM »
First test was Mayo test taken at antibody drive run by Lakewood Bikur Cholim. 2nd test was Mt Sinai test in a Mt Sinai Dr Office.

As far as the results - negative does not mean negative for the Mayo test, it just means its below the 1.01 threshold.  The Mt Sinai test which is a different scale had me at 320.

Last - you are looking at dates from onset of symptoms which should not be confused with recovery.  You don't start manufacturing antibodies the day that you get sick.

The first test was about a month after I started showing symptoms and unlike the rest of my family, I did not start with mild symptoms. They all had some coughing and then all had loss of taste/smell. The coughing was mild and then the loss of taste and smell hit all 5 of them over the span of 72 hours. Two days later I spiked a fever and had major congestion - which none of them had.

So when my son tested positive for antibodies the same day I tested negative, he was probably a week a head of me in the process.
Yeah, Mayo is obviously legit - though none of these places seem to list false negative rates. But it sounds like it's possible you already had some antibodies and they just wouldn't list that result. My Mt Sinai negative result seemed to indicate no antibodies at all. I also had a fever for a few days, and my test was more than a month after resolution of symptoms. Of course it's possible I might develop them later, but if I was truly infected when I had a fever, that seems like a very long time for antibodies to develop.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #230 on: May 13, 2020, 02:25:06 PM »

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #231 on: May 13, 2020, 02:29:32 PM »
I tried applying and it told me I am not eligible for the survey.

Anyone else try?

DW and myself had no problem. I tested positive and had mild symptoms, while she didn't test and was asymptomatic.
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #232 on: May 13, 2020, 02:44:40 PM »
I tried applying and it told me I am not eligible for the survey.

Anyone else try?
I got a message "you are not a participant for this survey" when I selected Lakewood.
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #233 on: May 13, 2020, 02:51:57 PM »
DW and myself had no problem. I tested positive and had mild symptoms, while she didn't test and was asymptomatic.
What time did you do the survey?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #234 on: May 13, 2020, 02:59:46 PM »
What time did you do the survey?

A few minutes after it opened; IIRC around 1. Probably filled up.
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #235 on: May 13, 2020, 03:03:33 PM »
A few minutes after it opened; IIRC around 1. Probably filled up.
Just tried again and it worked

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #236 on: May 13, 2020, 03:03:57 PM »
just registered now. plenty of slots available.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #237 on: May 13, 2020, 04:19:26 PM »
I tried applying and it told me I am not eligible for the survey.

Anyone else try?

The site was down a drop, back up now

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
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