Are T-Cell tests the key to monitoring COVID immunity?

Phil Felgner, PhD, a professor of physiology and biophysics at the University of California, Irvine, told Verywell that throughout the pandemic, he had many immunocompromised people ask him for immunity testing in hopes of being able to live less cautiously or give their results to their provider to justify a booster. “Physicians were stuck because people were coming in and asking for boosters, and they wanted more information before advising people,” said Felgner. “They had no advice or protocol to follow other than the CDC guidelines, but the CDC guidelines are not personalized medicine. It’s making decisions for an entire population.”