MUSC Health will hold COVID-19 mobile diagnostic testing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at Weldon Auditorium.
MUSC Health reminds the public of the following:
- Individuals who have been exposed, but remain asymptomatic, do not require COVID-19 testing.
- Similarly, individuals who have had COVID-19 do not require a "test of cure"; instead, they should follow DHEC guidance on resuming normal activity based on resolution of symptoms.
- For individuals who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19 after 14 or more days, MUSC Health strongly encourages these individuals to seek antibody (blood) testing as a means to detect past infection. There are no lab critical issues regarding antibody testing.
Tents will be set up outside to collect COVID-19 respiratory specimens from both walk-up and drive-through patients. Prescreening is not required, and the cost is free to patients. Patients will be contacted within 7-10 days with the results of their test, if not sooner.
Patients are asked to bring photo identification and an insurance card if they have one. Insurance is not required to be seen; however, the CARES Act does require MUSC to bill insurance providers if patients do have insurance. Patients may email firstname.lastname@example.org if they have questions regarding their results. If they do not have an email address, they may call (843) 985-8888.
The site may close early or operate with reduced hours if heat/weather conditions become unsafe for care team members or if volume exceeds site safety capacity.