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How to Advise Persons Who Are Antibody Positive for SARS-CoV-2 About Future Infection Risk

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As a physician working in New York, New York, where coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) hit hard in March and April of 2020, people often ask me how to interpret their severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibody results. Many people have positive test results for the antibody, some of them received a diagnosis of COVID-19, some of them had symptoms that were consistent with COVID-19 but were never tested because of a limited availability of testing, and some were never symptomatic but learned that they were positive for the antibody on a subsequent laboratory test. If they are positive, they want to know whether they are protected from a future infection with the virus.

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Article Information

Published Online: February 24, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.0374

Corresponding Author: Mitchell H. Katz, MD, NYC Health and Hospitals, 125 Worth St, Room 514, New York, NY 10013 (mitchell.katz@nychhc.org).

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

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