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Covid Detect

Understanding how COVID-19 tests work at different stages of infection.

Brought to you by: the National Institutes of Health Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADxSM) initiative.

What is the COVID Detect study about?

  • Researchers are studying COVID-19 to better understand:
    • How well different tests work to detect Covid-19 both early and late during infection.
    • How Covid-19 symptoms and the potential for transmission can differ between people and over time.
    • Researchers are collecting and storing samples for future research about the virus that causes COVID-19 and related viruses.

How does it work?

  • Participants receive a kit to collect their own samples each day.
  • A trained observer guides collection of the samples remotely by video or FaceTime.
  • Sample collectors pick up the samples from participants.

How can people help?

  • By providing daily samples for two weeks.
  • By completing a daily online form about their symptoms in a computer application called Eureka.

Will participants get the test results?

  • Participants will receive the results of the standard COVID-19 test within one week.
  • Participants will not receive results from tests done with biobank samples.

How does this research help me and others?

  • There may be benefits for participants being tested for COVID-19.
  • Participating in this study helps researchers address the public health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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