We invite you to take part in the Sutter Health Maternal CARE Study and Biobank. This study will help us learn about the spread of COVID-19 during pregnancy in our community, and if infection rates differ by race, ethnicity and other factors.
Participating is easy. When you are admitted to the hospital to have your baby, we will take an extra blood sample during your required blood tests. Your blood will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies, which the body produces to fight infection.
We will also collect and store a small blood sample in the Sutter Health Biobank, where samples of blood are stored over time. These blood samples and other health information allow Sutter researchers to also study disease and illness in populations in the future.
Yes, the mandatory COVID-19 swab testing for moms who come to the hospital in labor tells you if you have COVID-19 now. You get those results back. The optional antibody test shows if you have had COVID-19 in the past – not if you have the virus now. You will not get these test results back, however, after the study has ended we will share our combined findings with all participants.
The study is being done by the Quality and Health Equity Solutions Team at Sutter Health.
It is being led by:
Any person who is pregnant and having a baby at a Sutter hospital.
No. We will take an extra blood sample during your required blood tests when you are admitted to the hospital to have your baby.
No. You cannot get COVID-19 from taking part.
There is a lot we don't yet know about COVID-19 and pregnancy. This study can help us understand the spread of COVID-19 in pregnancy, and if infection rates differ by race, ethnicity and other factors. The more we learn about COVID-19, the more we can get ahead of the disease and save lives.
If you have any questions, click “Learn More About the Study.” Complete the short form and someone from the study will call you back. You can also reach us by phone at (800) 524-1440.
If you sign up for the study, you will be entered into a monthly drawing for a $250 gift card of your choice! (Two per month.)
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