HOW DOES YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM RESPOND TO COVID?
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WHAT ARE ANTIBODIES?
Antibodies are proteins that are made by cells in our immune system in response to certain substances, such as viruses and bacteria. This can be triggered by a vaccination or an infection. They help fight pathogens and can even prevent a disease from breaking out.
VACCINATION AND RECOVERY
HOW DO ANTIBODIES AGAINST CORONAVIRUS DEVELOP?
After contact with the virus or a successful vaccination, our immune system forms so-called memory cells. When they come into contact with the virus again, these cells ensure faster production of the appropriate antibodies and thus protect against infection or a severe course of the disease.
EXAMPLE TEST EVALUATION
A) 1st vaccination
B) 2nd vaccination after 2 weeks
C) 2nd vaccination after 4 weeks
WHAT EXACTLY DOES AN ANTIBODY TEST DETERMINE?
An antibody test determines the titer, i.e. the number of these specific antibodies in our blood. The higher the number of antibodies, the lower the risk of infection and severe disease.
VERIFY VACCINE PROTECTION
Even after a vaccination, many questions remain unanswered: Was my vaccination successful? Is my immune protection sufficient despite a previous vaccination? An antibody test can provide a helpful bias for these questions.
An insight can be particularly instructive for people who have had an infection. Often these people have to wait for a vaccination or are unsure whether they still have antibodies in them
People who have not been vaccinated can use an antibody test to find out whether they have already been infected with the coronavirus, which means that there is a lower risk of re-infection.
Especially people with a weakened immune system can gain more knowledge about their current risk of infection and their immune status through the test.