Trend of Anti-SARS-COV-2 Seropositivity in Karachi

Authors

  • Nayab Afzal Department of Laboratory Services, National Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Naila Tariq Department of Laboratory Services, National Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Danish Shakeel Department of Laboratory Services, National Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Sadia Sultan Department of Laboratory Services, National Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan.

Keywords:

COVID 19, Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, Trend, Seropositivity, Dry cough, Diarrhea

Abstract

Abstract: Objective: This study aims to determine the trend of seropositivity of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies (total including IgM, Ig G) in patients presenting at a private hospital in Karachi.

Materials & Methods: A total of 2500 patients were included in the study. Informed consent was obtained and a questionnaire including patient’s age, gender, symptoms, history of traveling, contact with people who had travelled recently, contact with confirmed/suspected COVID-19 patient at home or work was filled. Samples were analyzed for anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies on Roche Cobase601.

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Published

2021-03-30

How to Cite

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Afzal N, Tariq N, Shakeel D, Sultan S. Trend of Anti-SARS-COV-2 Seropositivity in Karachi. Nat J Health Sci [Internet]. 2021Mar.30 [cited 2021May16];5(3):104-8. Available from: https://ojs.njhsciences.com/index.php/njhs/article/view/170

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Research Article