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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #300 on: February 20, 2021, 08:51:56 PM »
Where can i get the "Roche 164068"  test in Lakewood?
Labcorp
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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #301 on: February 20, 2021, 08:53:27 PM »
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Thanks. Anywhere else would like to get it tommorow....

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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #302 on: February 20, 2021, 09:20:45 PM »
Thanks. Anywhere else would like to get it tommorow....
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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #303 on: February 21, 2021, 09:15:14 AM »
They’re not open tomorrow?
Dont think so. Am i missing something?

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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #304 on: February 21, 2021, 09:29:55 AM »
We're so long into this that it's obvious that it's not just the antibody levels, but also the memory cells.
With dropping antibody levels, there are still only a miniscule number of reinfections.

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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #305 on: February 21, 2021, 10:23:55 AM »
We're so long into this that it's obvious that it's not just the antibody levels, but also the memory cells.
With dropping antibody levels, there are still only a miniscule number of reinfections.

By memory cells you mean B-cells?

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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #306 on: February 21, 2021, 11:09:23 AM »
By memory cells you mean B-cells?

Yes

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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #307 on: February 21, 2021, 02:08:16 PM »
Yes

Not necessarily. AFAIK we don’t have aggregate data on antibody decrease, just the concern that’s possible and established in some cases. Additionally, the current decline might be due to vaccination or other factors, and what you’re describing might not play as big a role.

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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #308 on: February 28, 2021, 02:50:16 PM »
I took an antiibody test atLabcorp and just got results back a s "Positive" how do i get the Roche 164068 test that will give me the antibody levels?

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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #309 on: February 28, 2021, 03:00:28 PM »
I took an antiibody test atLabcorp and just got results back a s "Positive" how do i get the Roche 164068 test that will give me the antibody levels?
Get a Dr to write an Rx for that test number.
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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #310 on: February 28, 2021, 03:01:50 PM »
Yes, for qual.
If you want quant, Roche 164090. But this test takes more time, needs more blood, and potentially costs more.
Filed for insurance and they reimbursed.
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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #311 on: February 28, 2021, 05:28:32 PM »
Yes, for qual.
If you want quant, Roche 164090. But this test takes more time, needs more blood, and potentially costs more.

What scale do they use? I've had multiple antibody tests that give numeric values, and each of them seemed to use a different scale.
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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #312 on: February 28, 2021, 05:28:54 PM »
What scale do they use? I've had multiple antibody tests that give numeric values, and each of them seemed to use a different scale.
Took this, 192.6 U/mL. Anything over 0.8 is considered positive.
The total range is 0.4-250 U/mL.

Curious how this compares to other people who had COVID or had the vaccine. But it's excellent news that 11 months later I'm still at the high end of the range.
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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #313 on: February 28, 2021, 05:47:05 PM »
They say that antibody levels spiked for COVID recoverees after their 1st dose (compared to non-recoverees), similar to the 2nd dose boost. What they don't say is how those spikes compare for recoverees whose antibodies waned. If all they did was aggregate the data it shows nothing about the issue in question (per the headline).

Well. In June I got a "positive" antibody test (no numeric value). In October my antibody level on a test that gives a numeric reading were just below the threshold to be considered positive.

On 1/28 I got a low antibody reading on an Ortho VITOS SARS- CoVID-2 IgG kit

On 2/17 I got my first dose of Moderna vaccine.

On 2/21 I got a 6.9 Negative IGG where reference is < 9.0 (I was told that that test only detects/tests for naturally occurring antibodies, not those that show up as a result of a vaccine).

On 2/23 I got a 7763 IgG reading (results took almost 72 hours to come) where reference is 51-150 to be considered positive for someone previously recovered or vaccinated or over 150 to be considered positive without prior documented recovery or vaccination.

On 2/25 I got a 4810 reading (in about 6 hours) on a test where reference is > 15 to be considered positive.
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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #314 on: February 28, 2021, 05:59:14 PM »
Well. In June I got a "positive" antibody test (no numeric value). In October my antibody level on a test that gives a numeric reading were just below the threshold to be considered positive.

On 1/28 I got a low antibody reading on an Ortho VITOS SARS- CoVID-2 IgG kit

On 2/17 I got my first dose of Moderna vaccine.

On 2/21 I got a 6.9 Negative IGG where reference is < 9.0 (I was told that that test only detects/tests for naturally occurring antibodies, not those that show up as a result of a vaccine).

On 2/23 I got a 7763 IgG reading (results took almost 72 hours to come) where reference is 51-150 to be considered positive for someone previously recovered or vaccinated or over 150 to be considered positive without prior documented recovery or vaccination.

On 2/25 I got a 4810 reading (in about 6 hours) on a test where reference is > 15 to be considered positive.
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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #315 on: February 28, 2021, 06:09:24 PM »
Well. In June I got a "positive" antibody test (no numeric value). In October my antibody level on a test that gives a numeric reading were just below the threshold to be considered positive.

On 1/28 I got a low antibody reading on an Ortho VITOS SARS- CoVID-2 IgG kit

On 2/17 I got my first dose of Moderna vaccine.

On 2/21 I got a 6.9 Negative IGG where reference is < 9.0 (I was told that that test only detects/tests for naturally occurring antibodies, not those that show up as a result of a vaccine).

On 2/23 I got a 7763 IgG reading (results took almost 72 hours to come) where reference is 51-150 to be considered positive for someone previously recovered or vaccinated or over 150 to be considered positive without prior documented recovery or vaccination.

On 2/25 I got a 4810 reading (in about 6 hours) on a test where reference is > 15 to be considered positive.

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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #316 on: February 28, 2021, 10:52:55 PM »
My brother finally got told he can no longer donate antibodies (due to low count) after donating at least a half dozen times.
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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #317 on: February 28, 2021, 10:55:05 PM »
My brother finally got told he can no longer donate antibodies (due to low count) after donating at least a half dozen times.
Sounds like you have a great brother!

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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #318 on: March 02, 2021, 02:07:47 PM »
If someone tests positive for antibodies, after how much time is it recommended to retest? We are making a family simcha soon and are requiring those coming who haven't been fully vaccinated and don't have recent antibodies to take a PCR test before coming. The issue is where to draw the cutoff line.

It's clear that the person who tested positive for antibodies 3 weeks ago is fine, but what about someone who was tested on Chanuka or Sukkos or last summer? And does it make a difference whether they were actually symptomatic and tested positive for COVID? I tried Google but couldn't fine any clear guidance on this topic. @biobook
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Re: Dropping Antibody Levels
« Reply #319 on: March 02, 2021, 02:40:35 PM »
If someone tests positive for antibodies, after how much time is it recommended to retest? We are making a family simcha soon and are requiring those coming who haven't been fully vaccinated and don't have recent antibodies to take a PCR test before coming. The issue is where to draw the cutoff line.

It's clear that the person who tested positive for antibodies 3 weeks ago is fine, but what about someone who was tested on Chanuka or Sukkos or last summer? And does it make a difference whether they were actually symptomatic and tested positive for COVID? I tried Google but couldn't fine any clear guidance on this topic. @biobook
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