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How you can take a test to see if you have antibodies to fight coronavirus

Apr 24, 2020, 2:19 PM | Updated: 2:20 pm

The American Red Cross is now offering antibody tests for plasma donors. If you have recovered from COVID-19, they want you to come in and donate your plasma, and they’ll test it for antibodies. Over 30,000 people have signed up to donate plasma so far.

Montreal Health Institute needs participants for COVID-19 clinical trial

Do you remember back on March 16 when the COVID-19 vaccine trial started up here at EvergreenHealth? Those volunteers now have received their second round of shots. The clinical trial has since expanded twice.

Also, if you’ve ever had blood work done or you’ve had any labs done, you’re probably familiar with Quest Diagnostics. They have over 125 labs across the United States, and they announced this week that they started to perform antibody tests.

So how do you get a hold of one? How do you get tested? If you were sick maybe in last part of February, first part of March, did you have COVID-19? Are you carrying the antibodies now?

We’ll tell you how you can get involved in these trials and how you can get an antibody test, too.

Tune in to the Coronavirus Medical Updates on the :40s on KIRO Radio to learn more.

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