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CHiPs25
Atlanta Falcons Fan
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Member since Apr 2014
2083 posts

Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
My office manager's (no pictures) daughter (no pictures) is a chemist and came by to give a few of us an antibody test for COVID. It was a prick on the finger and then she took it to the lab for testing. Five of us were tested and 4 out of 5 came back positive which means that all 4 of us had been exposed to the virus. None of us showed any symptoms.

Would be interested to know how many people have actually contracted the virus but showed zero symptoms.

Nobody that I have seen has tested positive either, which includes my wife (no pictures, daughter (no pictures), guys that I play golf with or buddies that i've been hanging out with.

Time to get back to work. I'm just not looking forward to traffic picking back up, it's been nice without it.


TheCaterpillar
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2004
76774 posts

re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
Yes.

So did my wife and boss. Both swore they had it in March.

None of us had the antibodies.


Cosmo
Houston Astros Fan
glassman's guest house
Member since Oct 2003
99985 posts

re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
The pinprick tests arent very good.

The good ones are true blood draws.


I Bleed Garnet
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TriBeCa by way of CLT
Member since Jul 2011
40547 posts

re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
Yes.
No antibodies for me


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Tiger4Ever
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Member since Aug 2003
36589 posts

re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
Yes...Dr. was convinced I had it based on symptoms that I had. Test was negative; antibody test was negative (Mayo Clinic version)

Now I have no clue what the hell I had and I’m not likely to be immune to Covid.

My symptoms were not bad, but definitely were those of Covid and presented on a similar timeline as my Doctor’s patients that tested positive.


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ell_13
Member since Apr 2013
66104 posts

re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
There are good tests and bad tests. If someone had it in Feb or even March, there may not be enough to trigger a positive no matter which test you take.


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ELVIS U
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Member since Feb 2007
6959 posts

re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
I haven't any antibodies for COVID 19


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tigerdup07
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Member since Dec 2007
21240 posts

re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
i had this shite in february. there's not a doubt in my mind.


CHiPs25
Atlanta Falcons Fan
ATL
Member since Apr 2014
2083 posts

re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
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The pinprick tests arent very good.

The good ones are true blood draws.


Whats the difference? She got enough blood out of the finger prick to do the test. Blood from the finger is the same as blood from an IV.


OldManRiver
LSU Fan
Prairieville, LA
Member since Jan 2005
5464 posts

re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
I had all of the hallmark symptoms back in February, right down to a temporary loss of smell

Antibody test came back negative

Either the tests are flawed or there was some variation of illness that wasn't COVID-19 floating around earlier this year


CHiPs25
Atlanta Falcons Fan
ATL
Member since Apr 2014
2083 posts

re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
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i had this shite in february. there's not a doubt in my mind.


For me, I can't look back at the last 10 weeks and say there was a point when I could have had it. I went to London at the beginning of March and believe I may have picked it up there. We were on crowded trains, planes, soccer games, touristy stuff, bars....


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tiger91
LSU Fan
South of Lafayette
Member since Nov 2005
24930 posts

re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
My dtr was negative; hers was a blood draw Lab Corp ran it.
This post was edited on 5/20 at 7:22 pm


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Alan Garner
Air Force Fan
thigh-land
Member since Oct 2009
3408 posts

re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
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Antibody test came back negative

Either the tests are flawed or there was some variation of illness that wasn't COVID-19 floating around earlier this year


for sure thought I had it in late Jan/early Feb. had my antibody test done last week at LabCorp. came back negative.


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Legion of Doom
New Orleans Saints Fan
Old Metry
Member since Jan 2018
1765 posts

re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
I came back negative. Right when this all started I had a sore throat. No fever or shortness of breath. Was hoping I might have had a mild case but apparently not.


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Dlawnboy
LSU Fan
Member since May 2008
678 posts

re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
Blood Draw. Negative.


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Zappas Stache
Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
Member since Apr 2009
28904 posts

re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
Antibody tests are junk. Too many false positives to be accurate as any corona virus antibodies, including the common cold antibodies, show a positive test. Roche pharmaceuticals has just released one that is apparently 100% accurate but those tests aren't available in the US.


BluegrassBelle
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RIP Hefty Lefty - 1981-2019
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re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
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Either the tests are flawed or there was some variation of illness that wasn't COVID-19 floating around earlier this year



There's almost always a "flu-like" virus that rolls around during flu season.

Also, I believe some of the positives on the COVID antibody tests could be false sense of security because some are picking up antibodies from ANY coronavirus that you've had recently, so that would include even common cold type COVID.


CHiPs25
Atlanta Falcons Fan
ATL
Member since Apr 2014
2083 posts

re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
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ANY coronavirus that you've had recently, so that would include even common cold type COVID.


This particular test was for SARS-COV-2, which stands for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.


BluegrassBelle
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RIP Hefty Lefty - 1981-2019
Member since Nov 2010
80692 posts

re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
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This particular test was for SARS-COV-2, which stands for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.


I understand that. Was just noting that some of the tests were picking up antibodies of other coronaviruses even though it was meant for COVID-19. That's been an issue with earlier tests.


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AtlantaLSUfan
LSU Fan
Arlington Va
Member since Mar 2009
16686 posts

re: Has anyone had their antibodies tested?
Based off this thread, people with no symptoms ever tested positive.

People with exact symptoms described by the CDC tested negative.

I just want to try so I can Avoid the vaccine trash later.


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