Volunteers Needed to Help Create Rapid Antibody Test

Organizers of a study on rapid COVID-19 antibody tests are looking for paid volunteers from the Crown Heights community to provide saliva and blood samples on Sunday to help with their study.

Crown Heights has been at the forefront of battling the COVID-19 pandemic since it arrived months ago, and continues to pioneer its care.

A new study attempting to create a rapid COVID-19 antibody test is coming to the Crown Heights community, to use its large pool of people with proven antibodies.

The test, being created by a group of Orthodox Jewish doctors and medical professionals, looks to enhance the testing options for COVID-19 antibodies with a rapid and simple saliva test.

At present, the only way to test for COVID-19 antibodies is an extended blood test that must be sent to a lab, significantly slowing doctors’ ability to identify COVID-19 antibodies and creating a backlog in laboratory testing.

With this saliva test, doctors will be able to identify antibodies in a matter of minutes, similar to the simple strep swabs used extensively by physicians.

The organizers of this study are looking for volunteers to provide saliva and blood samples to be used in developing the rapid test.

If you have been tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, and want to participate in the paid study, email chpcrstudy@gmail.com or visit this link to fill out your information https://forms.gle/wEwYmidJr2vbin6H7

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