May 20, 2020
My Antibodies Test, concluded
My antibodies test came back negative, meaning that, despite some Covid-19 symptoms that accompanied the viral respiratory infection I came down with in mid-February after four days in New York City, my malady was almost certainly not Covid-19. This was a disappointing result; yet, even if my test had come back positive, I wouldn’t have felt I had a license to be less cautious, because a positive test result would likely have been a false positive for reasons I discussed in yesterdays’s blog. How likely, I have no idea because the woman who called from my doctor’s office with the results had no information about what percent of results are coming in positive and what percent negative in our area.