Homeoprophylaxis and Antibody Titers
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Homeoprophylaxis does not promise to raise antibody titers.
Adequate titer levels may be accepted instead of vaccines for certain diseases, subject to state laws.
Will Homeoprophylaxis Raise Titers In Blood Tests?
- The potencies used in the Children’s HP Program are not designed to raise antibodies.
- Homeoprophylaxis is the energetic version of a given disease. The HP remedies in the children’s HP program are so highly diluted that not a single molecule remains at the 200C and 10M potencies that are used.
About Blood Titers Testing
- Blood tests can be used confirm blood antibody titers, per diseases being considered. Testing is available for: Chicken Pox, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae (HIB), Measles, Mumps, Pertussis, Polio, Rubella and Tetanus. (see information below about titer levels per disease at the bottom on this page.)
- California State: Even if you have proof of high enough antibodies for a given disease, you will still need to get a medical exemption from that vaccine from a doctor saying antibody levels are proven to be high enough by a reputable lab. Note that unfortunately, this will COUNT AGAINST THE DOCTOR’S EXEMPTIONS THAT CAN BE WRITTEN BEFORE THEY ARE INVESTIGATED (up to 4 per California Doctor, per year.0
- New York State: Titers as proof of immunity are accepted ONLY for MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella and Hepatitis B. All other vaccinations require proof of immunization. Titers are NOT accepted for Polio or DPT in New York. In the past, Polio titers were acceptable only if they showed immunity to all three serotypes. Since 2017, serotype 2 titers are not available in the US, so polio vaccine exemptions in New York are only accepted if they were drawn before 2017 when the USA testing was still available.
What Are Antibody Titers?
In order to find out whether or not a person is immune, a blood titer can be done. A blood draw is done to analyzed the level of antibodies present. The number of antibodies counted will determine if the person is immune to a specific antigen (i.e. a virus).
- If the antibody count is below a certain number, the person is NOT immune and are at risk for contracting and spreading the disease. This can be determined by a blood titer which will indicate the active number of antibodies present.
- If a person’s antibody count is below a certain threshold for a particular virus, they may be required to receive the vaccine based on their state law (see www.NVIC.org for vaccine exemptions by state).
- Titers that are below a certain threshold could mean that the person has not been vaccinated before for that disease, or that their antibodies are weakened.
Do Titers Mean That There Is Actual Immunity?
Antibodies are not a true standard of OVERALL immunity. Immunologists disagree about the actual mechanisms of long term immunity.
Producing antibodies is not a guarantee that you won’t possibly still contract a disease(s). Some people are HIGH responders and they will produce a high level of antibodies. Others are LOW responders. Still others even NON-responders. Each of of these groups of people will have a different rates of possibly contracting disease(s).
Note About Hepatitis B Testing: Some infants, children, teens, college students, hospital and medical workers and adults who get a Hepatitis B vaccine may be non-responders and show NO antibodies at all despite, the fact that they were vaccinated.
About Antibodies Levels In Blood Testing
- A titer refers to the strength or concentration of a substance in a solution.
- Testing antibodies is done through a blood test that can identify the presence of antibodies induced by vaccinations.
- If the levels are satisfactory, the person is considered by governmental and medical authorities to have enough of a “protective antibody”. This means that they are considered to be “sufficiently immune to the disease” in terms of antibody production.
- If titers are high enough then the person could avoid vaccination(s) for those diseases if required.
- Blood antibody tests can be ordered for both children and adults here www.directlabs.com/HomeopathyForWomen (choose the category “VACCINATION TITERS”)
- Antibody blood tests cannot distinguish between antibodies generated by a vaccine or those generated by natural exposure to diseases through an exposure or infection such as:
- Becoming ill and recovering from the infection
- Being exposed to someone with the infection but without having any symptoms of the disease.
- Being vaccinated.
- By any combination of the above.
Tips About Getting Blood Titers
- We suggest that you do NOT get any vaccine(s) – unless you have NO legal exemption available and the titers for a given disease(s) are NOT high enough.
- If you must be vaccinated legally, and had have PREVIOUS vaccines, measure your immunity level BEFORE getting vaccinated. Your titers might indicate a high enough immunity to a specific disease, in which case you won’t need to get vaccinated for that disease.
- If you don’t have a record of the previous vaccinations received, get your titers drawn first to see if titers are adequate.
- If you are vaccinated for a disease, titers should not be drawn until at least 21 days afterwards. A better time frame is 6-8 weeks after the vaccination so that the titers have a chance to increase.
- Be sure to get quantitative, not serum titers.
- If a specific test result indicates non-immunity, then a vaccination may be required depending on your state law or organization requirements.
References Ranges For Positive Immunity Using Titers Antibody Testing
|Bordetella Pertussis AB Ig||>1.04||Positive
|Haemophilus Influenzae Type B
|Hep B Surface, AB Qualitative||>9.9||Positive|
|Poliovirus Ab. CF, Qn
Where To Order Titers Testing
You may get blood titers from your doctor’s office or order any of these blood titer tests directly from Quest Diagnostics at this link: https://www.directlabs.com/homeopathyforwomen/OrderTests/tabid/12767/language/en-US/Default.aspx
- Bordetella Pertussis AB IgG – $109
- Diphtheria Antitoxoid Antibodies – $72
- H. Influenza B, IgG – $199
- Hepatitis A IgM Antibody – $59
- Hepatitis A Total Antibodies – $68
- Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Total – $95
- Hepatitis B Surface Ab, Qualitative – $88
- Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Immunity, Quantitative – $86
- Hepatitis B Surface Antigen w/Reflex Confirmation – $54
(for Hepatitis , order all tests on panel – particularly IgG)
- Measles Antibody (IgG) – $80
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Immunity Profile – $79
- Mumps Virus Antibody (IgG) – $88
- Rubella Ab IgG-Titer – $59
- Tetanus Antitoxoid – $72
- Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) Antibodies, IgG – $68
About The Five Subclasses of Antibodies:
- Immunoglobulin A (IgA), which is found in high concentrations in the mucous membranes, particularly those lining the respiratory passages and gastrointestinal tract, as well as in saliva and tears.
- Immunoglobulin G (IgG), the most abundant type of antibody, is found in all body fluids and protects against bacterial and viral infections.
- Immunoglobulin M (IgM), which is found mainly in the blood and lymph fluid, is the first antibody to be made by the body to fight a new infection.
- Immunoglobulin E (IgE), which is associated mainly with allergic reactions (when the immune system overreacts to environmental antigens such as pollen or pet dander). It is found in the lungs, skin, and mucous membranes.
- Immunoglobulin D (IgD), which exists in small amounts in the blood, is the least understood antibody.
IgA, IgG, and IgM are often measured together. That way, they can give doctors important information about immune system functioning, especially relating to infection or autoimmune disease.