Seropositive Antibody Test – Future Infection

Angie Szumlinski Studies

“Since the emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in late 2019, limited research has shown that the majority of patients who clear their infections develop serum antibodies against the virus that last for at least several months but may decline over time. Although it has been speculated that the development of antibodies may be associated with a …

Antibody Response by Age

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

Findings of a study published in JAMA Network Open, suggest that there are distinct SARS-CoV-2 viral-specific antibody response profiles that vary based on age, with younger children exhibiting higher levels of IgG, total, and functional antibody activity than adolescents and young adults. These findings may partly explain the overall lower rate of symptoms and cases of severe disease in children …

Seropositive Antibody Test – Reinfection

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

Limited research has shown that the majority of patients who clear their infections of SARS-CoV-2 develop serum antibodies against the virus that last for at least several months but may decline over time. Although it has been speculated that the development of antibodies may be associated with a decreased risk of reinfection, the evidence for this hypothesis is limited and …

Stay Well!

Angie Szumlinski Studies

Autoantibodies, a hallmark of most but not all autoimmune disorders, have been described in COVID-19 patients. In the earliest report, approximately half of hospitalized patients at an academic hospital in Greece had high levels of serum autoantibodies, often associated with clinical findings such as rashes, thrombosis, and vasculitis. In a large autoantibody screen, it was demonstrated that Multisystem inflammatory Syndrome …

Antibody Prevalence Falling

Angie Szumlinski Studies

Tests on more than 365,000 people in England have shown that the antibody response to the virus that causes COVID-19 wanes over time. Led by Imperial College London, an analysis of finger-prick tests carried out at home between June 20th and September 28th found that the number of people testing positive dropped by 26.5% across the study period from almost …

Delay Antibody Treatment in Nursing Homes

Angie Szumlinski Health, News

Long-term care clinicians have asked the federal government to delay allocating monoclonal antibody therapy to nursing homes until further study and to collaborate with facility medical directors when they do. With approval predicted in the coming weeks, the question of who should receive this treatment and how it will be provided is an open question, said AMDA – The Society …

Antibodies in Saliva?

Angie Szumlinski Case Study, Health, Studies

Antibodies play an important role in neutralizing virus and provide protection to the host against viral re-infection. The antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 infection has been extensively studied in the blood of COVID-19 patients in order to gain insights into the host immune response. Understanding their durability and their system compartmentalization across a diverse population are critical pieces of data informing …

Numbers Don’t Lie

Angie Szumlinski News, Studies

In a recent study published in JAMA, estimates of the proportion of persons with detectable SARS-CoV-2 antibodies ranged from 1.0% in the San Francisco Bay area (collected April 23-27) to 6.9% of persons in New York City (collected March 23-April1). For most sites, it is likely that greater than 10 times more SARS-CoV-2 infections occurred than the number of reported …