I enrolled/volunteered for a Covid19 Vax and Booster study, back in Sept 2021.
I thought I would post a Q1-2022 Study Results update, with results for the final blood draw.
There will be no more blood draws, that I know of. I assume that I might be contacted for future, follow-up participation.
This involved 3(three) blood draws at 3-month intervals, with testing for antibodies against the Nucleocapsid proteins to test for infection by Covid19 virus, and Spike proteins to test for antibodies against the Spike protein of the vaccines.
Here are the results.
**1st Vax March 2021 1st Moderna** **2nd Vax April 2021 2nd Moderna** **1st Booster Dec 2021 Moderna** **Date N protein N Value S protein S Value** **Nucleocapsid Spike** **Sept 2021 negative 0 positive 1081** **Dec 2021 negative 0 positive 655** **March 2022 negative 0 positive >2500**
I’ve completed 3 of the 3 blood draws. September, December, 2021 and March 2022.
The study includes 2 tests:
N-test for nucleocapsid proteins - if + suggests a Covid infection.
S-test for Spike proteins - If + suggests a vaccine, but does NOT rule out a covid infection.
On all three dates, the tests found that I have antibodies for the S-test, the spike proteins.
Three dates, the N-tests were NEGATIVE for the nucleocapsid protein antibodies.
These tests, together SUGGEST that I’ve been vaccinated (the spike protein antibodies), and have NOT had a Covid-19 infection (the lack of nucleocapsid protein antibodies).
The third test with S >2500 shows ‘out of range’ measure of antibodies against the S protein, 3 months AFTER getting the booster.
I’m amazed, and, really, gratified to see that, following the booster, I potentially still have a strong set of antibodies against the Covid-19 virus.
This reduces my stress levels.
<<Keep in mind that past performance (Alpha and Delta) is no guarantee of future performance (Omicron and future variants).>>
The 1st blood draw was about 5 months after the 2nd vax.
The 2nd blood draw was about 8 months after the 2nd vax and before the booster.
The 3rd blood draw was about 3 months after the booster.