May 19, 2020
Update on COVID-19 Antibody Testing Online Reservations
For your convenience, MUSC has added reservation times to the online reservation system for Wednesday’s antibody testing.
Reservations are optional, not required. Only a portion of testing capacity has been made available for online reservations. Still, walk-in participation is ongoing from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s West Beach Conference Center (2 Shipwatch Rd, Kiawah Island) on a first-come-first-served basis.
MUSC is asking those with reservations to arrive no more than ten minutes before their reservation testing time.
Wednesday, May 20 Testing is available to:
- Full-time Kiawah property owners who were not able to be tested on Monday or Tuesday
- Any interested non-resident Kiawah Island property owner
- Any interested Cassique property owner resident
- Make a reservation here
Detailed information is provided below.
COVID-19 Antibody Testing | May 18 – May 20
This a reminder the Town is partnering with MUSC to offer COVID-19 antibody testing to residents May 18-20. Testing for the COVID-19 antibody indicates whether an individual has been exposed to COVID-19 and has possibly developed antibodies to the virus. The antibody test requires a blood draw, which will be taken by MUSC staff. The original announcement is available here.
Based on the amount of demand for the test, we will consider scheduling additional testing opportunities.
Details for this testing opportunity as follow:
Who is eligible for testing?
Antibody testing is available for asymptomatic residents 18 years of age and older. All residents will be screened for symptoms prior to entering the conference center. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please visit MUSC virtual care to be screened for diagnostic testing.
What do I need to know?
This test requires a blood draw. Please be sure that you are adequately hydrated and wear a shirt that allows access above your elbow.
What information do I need to bring?
Medicare and most private insurance providers cover the cost of the test. You will need to bring your driver’s license or similar identification and Medicare or private insurance card. A self-pay option is also available, if elected MUSC will bill you directly at a later date.
Where do I go?
Parking is available in the lot at the entrance to the West Beach Conference Center. Kiawah CERT team members will be on-site to direct you once you enter the building.
What safety and social distancing precautions will be followed?
Once you enter the building, you will need to wear a face mask. If you do not come with one, one will be provided to you by MUSC as you enter the building. Inside the building, the number of persons and spacing between persons waiting for their test will be controlled. Outside of the Conference Center, we ask that you similarly follow social distancing recommendations as you enter the building.
How long will I have to wait?
MUSC can process approximately 40-45 tests per hour. There could be a wait time depending on the flow of participants. The CERT team volunteers will be able to provide you with information about wait times as you drive in.
How will I receive my results?
Information on receiving your test results will be provided to you by MUSC as you check-in. All results will be provided to you directly by MUSC and are subject to all HIPPA privacy requirements.
We are pleased that we can provide this testing opportunity. As earlier communicated, it will be MUSC’s first opportunity to provide this to a community at this larger scale. A high degree of resident participation is important, and we hope residents will take the opportunity to participate.