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UMC first to offer antibody testing for first responders

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University Medical Center is the first hospital to offer antibody testing to first responders in our area.

The tests determine if they have been exposed to COVID-19. UMC indicates early testing has shown its personal protective equipment to prevent the spread of the virus.

"All of our first responders in the area. These men and women take care of us, and they serve our community everyday," Director of Emergency Medical Services Thomas Moore said. "This is a good opportunity for us to take care and serve them. This is an opportunity for people who wan t to get tested to have some peace of mind and understand whether or not they've been exposed."

Antibody tests usually have a three or four day turnaround for results.

Agencies that can receive the test include:

• 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 & EMS
• UMC Health System frontline employees
• West Carlisle Volunteer Fire Department
• Wolfforth Fire & EMS
• Woodrow Volunteer Fire Department

 

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