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COVID-19 antibody testing site coming to Beaumont

'For the antibody test, we emphasize that positive results are meaningful. It means that you have had the virus and your body has mounted an immune response'

BEAUMONT, Texas — A wellness company says it will be opening drive-thru COVID-19 'antibody testing' sites at Post Acute Medical (PAM) hospitals, including one in Beaumont. 

Cura Telehealth will be offering the testing at 3340 Plaza 10 Blvd. at the PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Beaumont parking lot.  

'Cura’s FDA-authorized test involves a small blood collection to detect the immune response to the virus with antibody testing,' according to a Cura news release. 

A spokesperson declined to tell 12News what time they'll be opening. 

Those who wish to have the test will need to visit cura.com and follow the instructions before showing up. You can also call 888-910-CURA to get more information. 

Clint Baird is the CEO of Cura.

“We are offering rapid antibody testing. For the antibody test, we emphasize that positive results are meaningful. It means that you have had the virus and your body has mounted an immune response. It doesn’t mean that you’re necessarily free of the virus yet. It doesn’t mean that you couldn’t potentially spread it to someone else. Please continue to practice government issued guidelines for social distancing and hygiene and be safe," Baird said in the release. 

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From a Curs news release: 

Cura Telehealth Offering Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing at Post Acute Medical Hospitals

Post Acute Medical (PAM), which operates over 40 post-acute specialty hospitals across the country, has agreed to enable Cura Telehealth (Cura), a national telemedicine company, to use its properties to improve COVID-19 testing availability to the public during this time of high demand. Beginning Tuesday, April 14th, Cura will be establishing drive-thru testing sites outside PAM hospitals in most states where Cura is able to provide testing.

“We look forward to the opportunity to provide space for Cura Telehealth to conduct community COVD-19 testing,” said Anthony Misitano, CEO of PAM, “We are committed to our communities, and PAM wants to do its part to provide onsite space for increased testing in our communities.” The mobile drive-thru Cura collection sites will be in PAM parking lots. Cura’s FDA-authorized test involves a small blood collection to detect the immune response to the virus with antibody testing.

"We are so pleased to have the opportunity that Post Acute Medical has given Cura by providing space to allow testing at PAM hospitals,” said Clint Baird, M.D., CEO of Cura. “We are offering rapid antibody testing. For the antibody test, we emphasize that positive results are meaningful. It means that you have had the virus and your body has mounted an immune response. It doesn’t mean that you’re necessarily free of the virus yet. It doesn’t mean that you couldn’t potentially spread it to someone else. Please continue to practice government issued guidelines for social distancing and hygiene and be safe.”

The testing will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis. Prior to visiting Cura’s drive-thru testing locations, those interested in a COVID-19 test will need to visit www.cura.com and follow the simple instructions. More information is available at www.cura.com or by contacting Cura directly at 888-910-CURA.

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