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I got the results of the antibody test today that shows how many antibodies I have. I knew I had some from the other test.

Here are the results that I copied from the report:
TESTS RESULT FLAG UNITS REFERENCE INTERVAL LAB
SARS-CoV-2 Semi-Quant Total Ab A 13.83 U/mL <0.80 01
Antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein receptor binding domain (RBD) were detected. It is yet undetermined what level of antibody to SARS-CoV-2 spike protein correlates to immunity against developing symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 disease. Studies are underway to measure the quantitative levels of specific SARS-CoV-2 antibodies following vaccination. Such studies will provide valuable insights into the correlation between protection from vaccination and antibody levels.
Interpretation:
Negative <0.80
Positive >0.79

I am going to have to ask the lab for some further explanation of these but apparently 13.83, my level, is less than .80 indicating I have negative immunity I think. Initially I thought the 13.83 was in comparison to the 95% immunity that the vaccines are giving most people but from the fact that it is below .80, another thing I don't understand — when I took math 13.83 was more than .80. 😟

I had my second shot on February 14th, and the test was on March 29, so it was well beyond then. If there is a delayed response I am pretty sure that it would still be within that time frame.

Someone asked if knowing would change behavior. Yes, definitely it does. I have not seen my son for over a year and he very much wants to visit but I have been saying no since it requires a flight during which he could of course be exposed. If I thought I had decent immunity then I would feel more comfortable saying he could come. As it is I think he will have to wait until more people are vaccinated. I have heard that as time goes on more and more people are realizing that the vaccines are OK and signing up for it. I hope that is true. I have heard that some people object for religious reasons but even most churches are advocating the vaccine, and the concern about some relationship with aborted fetuses is only applicable for the J&J vaccine.
The Catholic Church has said if possible get a different vaccine but if not then get the J&J one.
JK

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I think asking the lab is a good approach.
That said, the report states “ Antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein receptor binding domain (RBD) were detected.”
To me, that means you do have antibodies. The result indication says less than 0.80 is negative and you have s lot more than that!
Just my thoughts…
Ken