SARS-COV-2 specific antibody prevalence among doctors of Emergency in Mayo Hospital, Lahore
SARS-COV2 Antibody prevelence among ER doctors
Objective: To know the frequency of doctors with IgG antibodies positive for SARS-COV-2 working in Mayo hospital emergency during the COVID-19 pandemic
Design: Observational Cross-Sectional study
Sample size: 151
Methodology: Those doctors who gave consent for study were included. Demographical Variables, designation, area of work, history of symptoms of COVID-19, use and availability of PPE were asked on a performa. Blood samples were drawn for analysis by a local laboratory to assess levels of IgG antibody titer. Collected data was analyzed using SPSS 20.
Results:The mean Age of 151 included participants was 27.94 ± 4.25. Of these , 96 (63.6%) were male and 55 (36.4%) were female. Mean IgG level was 2.09 ± 5.23. Seropostivity for COVID -19 IgG antibody among doctors working at Emergency of Mayo hospital was observed in 39.7 % (60).. 91 (60.3%) were screened negative. 63 (41.7%) doctors showed symptoms of COVID-19 of them 47 were screened positive and 16 were non reactive in antibody titer. Among 88 (58.3%) asymptomatic participants 13 (14.7%) were seropositive where as 75 (83.3%) neither showed symptoms nor showed reactive antibody titer.
Conclusion: There was a high seroprevalance of antibodies against SARS-CoV -2 in doctors working at Mayo hospital, Lahore. Most of the symptomatic patients were seropositive.
Key Words: SARS CoV-2, IgG antibodies, Seroprevalance