Excperpt from Dr. Jeannie’s article: Titer Testing – Do titers equal immunity?”
What titer tests DON’T tell us about true immunity:
Titer tests cannot tell us what the memory cells are doing. Memory cells are considered essential for viral disease immunity for specific viruses. There is NO test for qualitative measuring of memory cells. Memory cells are what prompt the immune system to create antibodies that are dispatched to an infection associated with the pathogen that it “remembers.” Memory cells don’t need reminders in the form of re-vaccination to keep producing antibodies” (Science, 1999; “Immune system’s memory does not need reminders.”)
The antibody theory holds that a high titer count is supposed to tell if the animal is immune to the dis-ease while a low titer count would indicate that the animal is still susceptible to the disease. Big news everyone, antibody levels are NOT the same as IMMUNITY. The only time one should ever have high titer levels is when the body is actively combating an acute infectious disease! It is clear from the research of many doctors and health researchers that high levels of antibodies in the blood have NOTHING to do with immunity to the disease.
Read the entire article HERE