TMC employees pulled into the TMC Innovation entrance off Holcombe Boulevard to receive a sample cup and label for the COVID-19 sputum test.
TMC employees pulled into the TMC Innovation entrance off Holcombe Boulevard to receive a sample cup and label for the COVID-19 sputum test.
Health workers wore face masks and shields.
Health workers wore face masks and shields.
Individuals who took only the sputum test spit into a cup and then handed the sample to a health care worker. The sample will be sent to a certified lab for analysis and will determine if a person is currently infected and contagious.
Individuals who took only the sputum test spit into a cup and then handed the sample to a health care worker. The sample will be sent to a certified lab for analysis and will determine if a person is currently infected and contagious.
TMC employees who also chose to have a blood test had their blood drawn by a needle prick in a finger. This will be able to tell if a person has been previously infected and produced an immune response.
TMC employees who also chose to have a blood test had their blood drawn by a needle prick in a finger. This will be able to tell if a person has been previously infected and produced an immune response.
TMC Police captain Malik Roeback takes a sputum test.
TMC Police captain Malik Roeback takes a sputum test.
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TMC offers COVID-19 testing to employees and affiliated service providers

Participation was voluntary for both the sputum test and blood test

TMC offers COVID-19 testing to employees and affiliated service providers

Hamilton Health Box provided COVID-19 tests to Texas Medical Center employees and affiliated service providers on April 17. Participation was voluntary.

Two tests were offered: a sputum/spit test and a blood test.

Employees who had registered online drove into the TMC Innovation parking lot to receive spit cups and create their samples. The sputum test identifies individuals who are currently infectious with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Employees who chose to take only the sputum test remained in their cars and handed off their completed samples to health workers before exiting.

Employees who also chose to take a blood test exited their cars and approached a bank of tables set up outside the TMC Innovation Institute. Health workers drew blood with a finger prick. The blood test will identify individuals who have been previously exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and have generated an immune response.

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