Researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have asked physicians to encourage patients to participate in a statewide seroprevalance study on the human antibody response to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Physicians also are eligible to participate in the Texas Coronavirus Antibody Response Survey, or Texas CARES, which seeks to understand the human antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 and to identify the characteristics of those who do and don’t develop antibodies.
The study is open to Texans ages 5 to 80, who will receive up to three free COVID-19 antibody tests.
“The survey team is looking to enroll a diverse population of participants to gather more insight on why some individuals infected with the virus are asymptomatic and if that affects their antibody response,” UTHealth said in a statement. “Those who have tested positive, negative, or have never been tested for COVID-19 are eligible to enroll in this assessment.”
More information, including details about how to participate, can be found on the survey’s website, Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, or in this video (also available in Spanish).
UTHealth also has created posters with more information on the study – available in English and Spanish – that you can print out and post in your practice, or post to your social media accounts. Email UTHealth to request free, full-color prints of these posters to be sent to your office at no cost.
As always, find the latest news, resources, and government guidance on the coronavirus outbreak by visiting TMA’s COVID-19 Resource Center regularly.
Last Updated On
January 21, 2021
Originally Published On
October 20, 2020