COVID ANTIBODY TEST UPDATE: Here is a follow up... - CLL Support

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steve5441 profile image

Here is a follow up from my post from last evening. DiaSorin Liaison SARS CoV-2 S1/S2 IgG assay. There are no numerical values with this test, just a positive or negative result.


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cllady01 profile image

Your link takes me to a google list page. Is that what you were going for? If there is a site you mean to link, copy the URL (in the browser box atop the site) and paste to your post. That will give a direct link for members to select.

Shedman profile image
Shedman in reply to cllady01

Easier to take a screenshot.. on iPhone or ipad, you press the off button and round button simultaneously.. else start with the off button and immediately press the concave round (finger-print-scan) button .. image is saved in your picture library.

Else, for Windows10..

To capture your entire screen and automatically save the screenshot, tap the Windows key + Print Screen key. Your screen will briefly go dim to indicate that you've just taken a screenshot, and the screenshot will be saved to the Pictures > Screenshots folder.

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cllady01Volunteer in reply to Shedman

thank you for the addition to my request for a linked URL. I am tech illiterate, only use computer and didn't even think about the other possibilities.

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MsLockYourPostsVolunteer in reply to Shedman

About my only contribution to anything technological (thank you, Chris Dwyer) - for Apple products, if you turn on Assistive Touch you just tap the image for it on your screen then a couple of more quick taps on the screens that show up and a tap takes our screenshot. Also takes you to other options. My favorite feature!

That is why I got the semi quantative test to get a number. Did u get positive results?

KatieBlue profile image
KatieBlue in reply to GMa27

But what does the number tell you? My understanding is that currently there is no correlation between the number and level of protection.

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GMa27 in reply to KatieBlue

<1 means negative - no antibodies.>1 is positive - built antibodies.

Range is 1 to 250. I was >20.0

I had the test 2 weeks after my second shot. I probably could have waited another week or 2. Not sure if a person keeps adding antibodies weeks later. I may retest next month.

KatieBlue profile image
KatieBlue in reply to GMa27

But no one knows what 20 actually means. You can speculate and I saw a lot of comments here when people post their numbers about how the poster must be “good” then.

Facts not in evidence.

Let’s say I need a cup of sugar for a recipe and I use a test to see if I have sugar or don’t have sugar. The result comes back “10.”

That could mean I have a grain of sugar, a 5 lb bag, or some amount in between. The test doesn’t help me know if I have enough sugar for the task at hand.

Currently there is no information as to what that reference range actually means.

I’m hoping these tests don’t lull people into a false sense of security.

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kc1953 in reply to KatieBlue

Its a two edged sword. We should not be lulled into a false sense of confidence, but at the same time we shouldn't have our hopes dashed and be faced with hermit like existence for another 5 years until they do enough research to say that YES the vaccine is effective or NO it isn’t. If in another year we are still getting the we just don’t know answer from the experts, I’m going to say EFF IT, live my life and if I die from COVID 19, then so be it.

The researchers and CLL experts just need to present the situation with a bit of balance. They seem unable to do that.

kc1953 profile image
kc1953 in reply to KatieBlue

Its not that there is no correlation, it’s that they haven’t done the research to identify IF there is a correlation. In other words, they don't know.

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KatieBlue in reply to kc1953

Yes. That was what I meant to convey by “currently.” Currently no correlation has been determined/established, it is unknown at this time. There may or may not be any correlation and yes, they don’t know, we don’t know, nobody knows.

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