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Antibody Testing to SARS-COV-2

Antibody Testing to SARS-COV-2

Summer is coming and things are slowly starting to open up. We are beginning to see more and more patients in the office but with social distancing, temperature check, symptom screening, masks/gloves and cleaning of rooms.With the feeling that severe lockdown may gradually end with phased opening of services including hair salons, churches and restaurants, more patients are asking about antibody testing.Antibody testing looks for IgM and IgG responses to virus. These are immunoglobulin...
COVID 19 Infection Risk in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

COVID 19 Infection Risk in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

In December 2019, a novel corona virus. SARS-COV2 was identified in China. It rapidly spread around the world and was officially declared a pandemic by World Health Organization in early March 2020.New York City quickly became an epicenter of infection. Routine medical care and daily life dramatically changed to prevent spread of SARS-COV2.At the Weill Cornell MS center, we have continued care through urgent in-person visits if needed and virtual visits and infusion treatments in patients...
Patient Safety Measures as we re-expand patient care at the Weill Cornell Multiple Sclerosis Center during the COVID19 Pandemic

Patient Safety Measures as we re-expand patient care at the Weill Cornell Multiple Sclerosis Center during the COVID19 Pandemic

Patient safety is utmost on our mind as we continue to provide the best care we can for our patients at the MS Center. We have put serious thought into this and have a meticulous plan to maintain a sterile environment and put in place practices that will decrease exposure risk for patients and staff The following is a list of procedures and practices that will be observed 1. Prior to in-person visits, patients will be screened for symptoms suspicious for COVID19 infection, and patients...

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