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COVID Antibodies and Immunity

Jenny Beck-Esmay, MD and Mizuho Morrison, DO

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Dr. Mizuho Morrison & Dr.Jenny Beck Esmay both having had covid themselves, briefly discuss the clinical course and what presence of IgM vs. IgG signifies. They discuss what we currently know about antibody testing (national availability, reliability, sensitivity) as well as convalescent plasma transfusion (CPT) and criteria for donation vs. recipient.

published on 6/1/20



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