On Sept. 25, Councilman Curren Price joined Dr. Douglas S. Harrington MD, Fellow of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology and Chairman of the GUARDaHEART Foundation, for an informative discussion on COVID-19 antibody testing and to announce a special opportunity for District 9 neighbors to learn if they had a past infection with the virus. The no cost COVID-19 antibody testing community event in CD 9 will take place Oct. 13-15 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Councilman Price’s District Office (4301 S. Central Ave.)
Schedule an appointment by visiting www.guardaheart.org. Individuals without access to the Internet or who need assistance in Spanish can call (866) 299-8998, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., to make an appointment. For more information, check out the special event page here or call Councilman Curren Price’s District Office at (323) 846-2651.
The SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing being provided in CD 9 is one of the most reliable antibody tests available. It has a sensitivity of 100 percent and a specificity of 99.6 percent performance evaluations. A positive result indicates that an individual has been infected with the COVID-19 pathogen and has developed some level of immunity.
Click on the image below for a special LA Currents segment courtesy of our friends at LA Cityview 35 discussing the need for COVID-19 antibody testing as a critical next step in battling the disease, continuing to flatten the curve and ensuring a safe re-opening of the community.