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My family had virus antibody test - with surprising results

Dr Ciara Kelly


Covid-19 victims want to know if they are immune, but testing is anything but conclusive, writes Ciara Kelly

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After being diagnosed with Covid-19, Ciara Kelly wanted to know if she had the antibodies

After being diagnosed with Covid-19, Ciara Kelly wanted to know if she had the antibodies

After being diagnosed with Covid-19, Ciara Kelly wanted to know if she had the antibodies

One of the things people seem most interested in with regard to Covid-19 is antibody testing.

People who've had the virus want to know if they're immune or not. And lots who haven't had it harbour a secret hope they've actually had it without knowing.

In view of asymptomatic spread, many of us would like to know the true incidence of Covid-19. Are we anywhere close to herd immunity?