Why did the employer require a test that’s not even recommended by the CDC? Not really ball busting but this is part of a problem we’re facing way too often as physicians. Employers, schools, all making up their own protocols without knowing what they’re talking about. I get your ‘wanting to know’ but know what? Like you said, it’s just a number that means nothing at this time. It’s also possible that insurance wouldn’t cover it as it’s not medically necessary.
Lab Corp has a "Semi-Quantitative" test that I'm considering taking. I'm a leukemia survivor, had a bone marrow transplant, I have GVHD, and I'm on immune suppression medication (tacrolimus, sirolimus, prednisone). Some of my Dr.'s patients in the same situation as me got no response from the vaccine
I took the qualitative test and I have antibodies, but I have no idea how protected I am. I recently got the Moderna booster.
The Lab Corp Semi-Quantitative test gives no indication of what is a good response. It's just a number. I don't see the point of taking the test if there is no way to interpret the number. Still I want to take it, I can at least compare it to the number my neighbor got (his employer required the test).
Not quite. Business expenses go up (reducing taxable income) and assets drop by $1,000 and your personal income & assets go up $1,000. Then you pay personal income taxes😩.
Notice how the gov’t wins either way?