UMC to offer antibody testing for first responders - FOX34 Lubbock

UMC to offer antibody testing for first responders

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

UMC is providing free antibody testing to area first responders, providing them with an opportunity to determine if they have been exposed to COVID-19.

The following agencies can get free testing: 

Abernathy Police Department
Idalou EMS
Lubbock Fire Rescue
Lubbock Police Department
Lubbock County Sheriff's Office
New Deal Volunteer Fire Department
Shallowater EMS
Slaton Volunteer Fire Department
Slaton Police Department
Ransom Canyon Fire Department and EMS
UMC Health System frontline employees
West Carlisle Volunteer Fire Department
Wolfforth Fire & EMS
Woodrow Volunteer Fire Department

UMC says the antibody tests are different that molecular tests used to identify if a person currently has COVID-19. This test helps determine id someone has been infected and recovered. UMC says detecting these antibodies will help determine what percentage of the healthcare and first responder populations have been exposed to the virus.

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