KRMC launches research study of COVID-19 spread

Published by The Bee News

September 8, 2020

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KRMC launches research study of COVID-19 spread

Kingman, Arizona September 8, 2020 – In partnership with the KRMC Foundation and Midwestern University, Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) will conduct a study to measure community spread of COVID-19 in the Kingman service area.

KRMC is seeking healthy adults 18 and over to take part in the study, which involves collection of a blood sample and completion of a behavioral health survey. Residents of the Kingman service area are invited to participate. This includes:

  • Kingman
  • New Kingman-Butler
  • Golden Valley
  • Valle Vista
  • Peach Springs
  • Dolan Springs
  • Meadview
  • Chloride
  • Valentine
  • Wikieup
  • Yucca
  • Hackberry
  • Hualapai Tribe
  • Oatman

Participants will have their blood drawn at KRMC’s Outpatient Lab in the KRMC Medical Professional Center. The blood sample will be tested for antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

In testing random samples of the community, we can better understand how the virus is spreading, especially among asymptomatic patients (those with no symptoms of illness). This data is helpful when determining policies and other measures to prevent the spread of illness in our area.

The antibody test is free to study participants — who will also be entered to win an iPad for their participation.

To enroll in the study, contact KRMC Outpatient Scheduling at (928) 692-2727.

For questions or more information about the study, contact Anthony Santarelli, PhD, clinical research administrator, at (928) 263-5146.

About Kingman Regional Medical Center

(KRMC) is a 235-bed multi-campus health care system in Kingman, Arizona that employs over 1,900 employees, 150 volunteers, and 329 physicians/allied health professionals. KRMC is the largest provider of health and wellness services in northwestern Arizona. It is home to an advanced imaging center, cancer center, cardiovascular center, rehabilitation and balance center, wound care center, sleep disorders center, acute rehabilitation specialty hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, hospice home, and beautiful wellness center. KRMC is also a teaching hospital offering residencies in emergency medicine and family medicine and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The hospital received the Arizona Innovation Award for its efforts to proactively enhance healthcare in a rural community. The hospital’s vision is to provide the region’s best clinical care and patient service through an environment that fosters respect for others and pride in performance. ​

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