Serology testing now available for employees

July 30, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Michigan Medicine is now offering COVID-19 serology testing for employees. Serology involves testing blood for antibodies, which are special proteins that the body produces to help fight off infections and are made in response to an infection. They can be produced even if a person has few or no symptoms.

Michigan Medicine employees who have provided patient care in inpatient and ambulatory care settings since Jan. 1, 2020 are eligible to participate. This also includes personnel who have supported patient care in patient care environments, including radiology, food and nutrition, clinical laboratory, environmental services, security and other support services. In addition, employees who previously had symptoms concerning for COVID-19 but were unable to be tested are eligible to participate. Symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, headache, upper respiratory symptoms (rhinorrhea, nasal congestion, sore throat), loss of sense of smell or taste, diarrhea, and rash.

Employees who previously received COVID-19 serology results through a research study or their own health care provider are not eligible to participate at this time.

Click here for more information and to learn what you need to do in order to be tested.