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Antibody tests were considered a waste of money in Russia

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Tests for antibodies to coronavirus are a waste of money, since the presence of protective proteins in the blood does not relieve a person who has recovered from the obligation to observe a mask regime. In addition, it is still unknown how strong and lasting immunity is formed after recovering from COVID-19. This opinion was expressed by the doctor of medical sciences, specialist in especially dangerous infections Vladislav Zhemchugov in an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda.
He explained that we are talking about passing an antibody test in private laboratories, where the price for the analysis starts from 970 rubles. “The maximum you will know is whether you were sick with the coronavirus or not, and if you were sick, then how long ago. And of course, if the test turns out to be positive, it will not mean that now you can walk without a mask and generally neglect safety measures, “Zhemchugov stressed.
According to the virologist, an antibody test can show an erroneous result due to the abundance of test systems and varieties of coronavirus. “So if you do decide to do a test, you first need to find out more about it from the doctor, and ideally ask for instructions and find the line“ specificity ”there. If the specificity index is more than 99.9 percent, such a test can be trusted, ”advised the doctor of medical sciences.
However, knowing about the presence or absence of antibodies in the blood can still be useful. So, if immunity is found, the coronavirus vaccine can be made no earlier than a year later. Also, an array of antibody data can be useful to scientists who make predictions about virus outbreaks. “As for the rest, I would not recommend testing to anyone at all,” he concluded.
In September, Russians were warned that the number of antibodies in patients with coronavirus infection is halved in five weeks. This immunity is not enough to protect against the virus.

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