Co-Immunity Healthcare Worker Study

Co-Immunity Healthcare Worker Study

Researchers at the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute are studying the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 infection on healthcare workers in Louisville.

Co-Immunity's Healthcare Worker Study

In April 2020, Commonwealth of Kentucky, UofL’s Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, and the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council launched the Co-Immunity Project’s Healthcare Worker Study.

Through the Healthcare Worker Study, researchers at the Envirome Institute and the Center for Predictive Medicine are studying COVID-19 infection and antibody immunity levels among healthcare workers in Louisville.

The first round of testing began in May and results were released in June, 2020. The second round of testing was completed in July 2020. Testing will continue every eight weeks until the end of 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Study Results

 


More About the Healthcare Worker Study

Who can Participate:

Anyone working for University of Louisville Health or any UofL clinical facility (UofL Hospitals, UofL Physicians, etc.)

What is Involved:

To minimize exposure risk, healthcare worker study participants will enroll online, pick up test kits, collect their own samples, and drop them off.

First, participants will enroll online, complete a short survey, and schedule appointment times to pick up and drop off test kits. Then, participants will administer their own tests at home or wherever it is convenient for them. Two tests will be self-administered; a nasal swab PCR and a finger stick antibody test. Finally, participants will drop off their samples at the scheduled appointment time

Getting Your Results:

You will receive the results of both your nasal swab PCR test and your finger stick antibody test. You will receive the nasal swab PCR test results in 48-72 hours by phone or email. These results will tell you if you have an active infection. You will receive your antibody results in about 2 weeks by email. These results will tell you if you have healed from a COVID-19 infection.

If you have an active COVID-19 infection, we may request follow-up visits to better understand the body’s immune response. If you had a past COVID-19 infection and have satisfactorily recovered, you’ll receive information about potential plasma donation to assist others in need.


Contact

For more information please email or call 1-833-313-0502

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