FirstHealth of the Carolinas is pleased to announce the launch of a COVID-19 prevalence study, which will collect data to determine the scope and spread of the virus in the region.
The study will offer free COVID-19 antibody testing to residents in Moore, Richmond, Montgomery, Hoke, Lee and Randolph counties. Testing includes a blood draw, and the test is used to look for antibodies in the blood sample. When antibodies are found (a positive test result), it means that a person was infected with COVID-19 at some point in the past.
The blood draw antibody test is NOT a test to diagnose COVID-19. It is only used to determine if you may have had COVID-19 in the past and now have antibodies against the virus. People develop antibodies when their body’s immune system responds to an infection. These antibodies can be found in the blood of people previously infected whether or not they had signs or symptoms of illness.
The next antibody testing site is for Hoke County residents and will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 at the Physician Office & Specialty Center at Moore Regional Hospital-Hoke, located at 6322 Fayetteville Road in Raeford. Participants will need to select a time slot for an appointment by clicking the study enrollment form below. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 23.
Future testing sites will be scheduled for Lee and Randolph counties. Check back for additional updates.
Participants must complete a consent form prior to testing. All participants will be temperature screened prior to entering the building and must wear a mask. If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided for you. Only participants in the study will be allowed in the facility.
Click the link below to enroll in the study and schedule an appointment for testing. For additional assistance, call (800) 213-3284.