COVID-19 Antibody Surveillance Study
Moffitt Cancer Center invites you to participate in a COVID-19 research study to understand the percentage of Hillsborough County residents who have coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies. The antibody test does not diagnose active infection. It tells us who has been exposed to the virus and developed antibodies against it, meaning the individual has some immunity to the virus.
Want to know if you have COVID-19 antibodies? Get tested for FREE by joining Moffitt's COVID-19 antibody study and receive a $25 gift card. Hillsborough County residents interested in joining our COVID-19 research study, click here.
Why is this study important?
It is important to know that an antibody test, which is done through a blood draw, is not checking for the virus itself. Instead, it looks to see whether your immune system - your body's defense against illness - has responded to the infection.
These data will be used to estimate the total population in Hillsborough County that has been exposed to the virus, and what might happen if people are exposed to it again should infection and spread increase again.
What will I have to do?
- Answer eligibility questions
- If eligible, carefully read and complete the informed consent document
- Complete the COVID-19 questionnaire
- Come to Moffitt for a blood draw
How will my personal information be handled?
A screening number will be assigned to individual participants to protect personal information and ensure privacy.
You will be notified of the result of your antibody test. All SARS-CoV-2 antibody positive individuals will be asked to complete two additional follow-up blood draw visits.
For more information, please contact 813-745-6996 or click here to join the study.
Who is eligible for this study?
Eligible individuals must:
- Be a Hillsborough County resident
- Be at least 18 years old
- Currently not have any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.)