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Crush The Curve campaign offering COVID-19 antibody tests in Idaho Falls

By Brittni Johnson,

IDAHO FALLS — Eastern Idaho residents can now receive a COVID-19 antibody test thanks to a group of businesses who want to get Idahoans back to work.

Crush The Curve Idaho is a statewide initiative aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19. They’ve partnered with Mountain View Hospital to offer a COVID-19 antibody serology test to community members beginning Monday.

“COVID was the initial focus, and then as the University of Washington introduced their antibody test, that became the focus once we validated the sensitivity and specificity of that serology test,” Ball Ventures CEO and Crush The Curve Board Member Cortney Liddiard said.

The test is a blood draw that is sent to the University of Washington. Executive Director of Crush the Curve, Tina Upson, told EastIdahoNews it takes about two to three minutes and results are available two days later.