PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Maricopa County will be heading out to dozens of neighborhoods in the county to start testing for coronavirus antibodies.
Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH), Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic are all the agencies involved in this testing. MCDPH will be the ones out in the field in the different communities. ASU will be assisting with coordinating and working the volunteers. Mayo Clinic will be analyzing the samples that will be collected.
This form of testing starts Saturday and will go through September 20th. MCDPH and ASU will be picking homes in certain zip codes at random. This is a volunteer survey so you don't have to do it if they knock on your door. It is also free of charge. However, before they come to your neighborhood, they will be posting notices on doors of randomly selected homes inviting you to participate.
The goal is to use serology testing - blood tests - to estimate the total number of people in the county who have been infected with the virus.
Here are the zipcodes:
Sun City West
For what you can expect, here is a video from Maricopa County.