Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search
16 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
ANTIBODIES! Science is wonderful! (Original Post) phylny Mar 2021 OP
Nice. LisaL Mar 2021 #1
Yes, it's automatic with a blood donation. phylny Mar 2021 #12
I'd want that pint if I were in hospital and unvaccinated! roamer65 Mar 2021 #2
I'm AB+ so they are always calling me to donate. phylny Mar 2021 #13
.. roamer65 Mar 2021 #15
Interesting details in the report. lagomorph777 Mar 2021 #3
Yeah. Those who have the nucleocapsid antibodies can give convalescent plasma. roamer65 Mar 2021 #4
Now the advice is to skip the plasma and use monoclonal antibodies. lagomorph777 Mar 2021 #5
True. roamer65 Mar 2021 #6
I got the Pfizer vaccine on 2/26, donated on 3/2 rurallib Mar 2021 #7
Might be too soon. LisaL Mar 2021 #8
That is what I was thinking. 2nd dose is 3/19. Next donation is 3/30. rurallib Mar 2021 #9
Ten days after the second dose of Pfizer should be full immunity. LisaL Mar 2021 #10
Too soon. Look at the note in the tweet - Ms. Toad Mar 2021 #11
I'll be getting a quantitative anti-body test moonscape Mar 2021 #14
Ditto..... brooklynite Mar 2021 #16

lagomorph777

(30,613 posts)
3. Interesting details in the report.
Fri Mar 12, 2021, 04:52 PM
Mar 2021

They can tell you have had the vaccine, and have not had the disease.

roamer65

(36,753 posts)
4. Yeah. Those who have the nucleocapsid antibodies can give convalescent plasma.
Fri Mar 12, 2021, 04:53 PM
Mar 2021

Vaccinated folks it doesn’t quite work, from what I read.

rurallib

(62,586 posts)
7. I got the Pfizer vaccine on 2/26, donated on 3/2
Fri Mar 12, 2021, 05:08 PM
Mar 2021

and I signed up for the anti-body testing.

I got a note last Friday that I showed none.
The note said that is not unusual, but I expected something.

LisaL

(45,037 posts)
8. Might be too soon.
Fri Mar 12, 2021, 05:09 PM
Mar 2021

It takes a while for antibodies to develop. Test a week after your second dose, you should have antibodies by then.

LisaL

(45,037 posts)
10. Ten days after the second dose of Pfizer should be full immunity.
Fri Mar 12, 2021, 05:16 PM
Mar 2021

So presumably should be a lot of antibodies by that time.

Ms. Toad

(34,424 posts)
11. Too soon. Look at the note in the tweet -
Fri Mar 12, 2021, 05:23 PM
Mar 2021

1-3 weeks for a reactive result post-vaccine. Yours was only 4 days later.

moonscape

(4,681 posts)
14. I'll be getting a quantitative anti-body test
Fri Mar 12, 2021, 05:35 PM
Mar 2021

next week, so a numerical value, though they don’t know yet what it means in context. Want some baseline though since I have cancer and hope to track my anti-bodies for when it has more meaning. Wish I had asked for one before my 1st dose so to compare. That’s what they’re doing at UCSF for volunteers with my cancer and hopefully soon will know more. I had a reaction to my 2nd one though, fever and fatigue for a few days and was so happy. I have an immune system!

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»ANTIBODIES! Science is wo...