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Is anyone getting an antibody test or have so recently?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 16, 2021 01:11PM
I"m curious, as the fee for a test has come down significantly, so it may satisfy some curiosity. However, if it remains dubious as to the efficacy of the actual test, I would pass. PeterB?
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Re: Is anyone getting an antibody test or have so recently?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: July 16, 2021 03:05PM
Depending on the test (and vaccine), one would expect to come up positively if one is mounting an immune response to the vaccine. I did. The problem though is that it's not certain that the antibodies being detected are necessarily of the "neutralizing" type, and therefore that you're necessarily protected. For this and other reasons, in general they therefore recommend against using the antibody tests as a way to measure vaccine effectiveness.

My case was different, as we wanted to see if I was mounting ANY response... my immunologist and I have agreed that I should be retested after 3 months, as it's possible that I might see a sharp waning of response by that time. (I normally have very poor responses to vaccines, both in terms of initial response, as well as duration/durability of response...)

As for cost -- I haven't been charged so far, as it's medically necessary in my case as per my doc.




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Re: Is anyone getting an antibody test or have so recently?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 16, 2021 03:18PM
Yeah, the cost would be mine to bear.

So, you only got the test post-vaccine. Hmm. I wonder if there are reports of folks who managed to do it pre and post. It would also have to be the exact same test.
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Re: Is anyone getting an antibody test or have so recently?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: July 16, 2021 03:20PM
waste of money imho

i'd line up for a different vaccine in another state before paying for an antibody test
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Re: Is anyone getting an antibody test or have so recently?
Posted by: hal
Date: July 16, 2021 03:34PM
If I really wanted to do it, I'd do three tests. You can't trust just one and if two disagree, you need a 3rd to break the tie.
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Re: Is anyone getting an antibody test or have so recently?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 16, 2021 03:55PM
Give blood and they’ll test you for free.



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Re: Is anyone getting an antibody test or have so recently?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: July 16, 2021 04:09PM
1) I knew that I needn't have bothered to get it pre-, because I've never had corona.

2) Remember that I've gotten the test twice, once after the J&J and once after Pfizer. (In retrospect, it would have been good if I'd also have gotten tested after the first Pfizer shot in addition to the second to compare the results, but hindsight is 20/20.)

3) The likelihood of a false positive or false negative on the test I got (semi-quant IgG spike antibody) is of course not zero, but it is very, very low. So I tend to trust the result. This is something I did ask my immunologist her opinion about, too.

4) This is also why I'll be getting tested a third time, three months after the last (second) test.




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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/16/2021 04:11PM by PeterB.
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Re: Is anyone getting an antibody test or have so recently?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 16, 2021 05:24PM
.....some work places offer free test.....if not.....State/City must have places where one can get a free test......



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Re: Is anyone getting an antibody test or have so recently?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 16, 2021 09:58PM
I belong to Kaiser and seriously doubt they'd give me one antibody test just because I'm curious, let alone three.





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