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Test Us Bank

Help the U.S. make new discoveries about COVID-19.

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

Test Us Bank aims to collect samples to store for future research about the virus that causes COVID-19 and related viruses.

What is Test Us Bank research about?

  • Researchers are collecting and storing samples from people who do and do not feel sick.

  • This collection and storage of samples is called a biorepository or biobank.

  • Samples collected from participants will be stored and shared with other scientists for COVID-19 research.

  • Scientists will use the samples in their research to make new discoveries about COVID-19 and to develop new tests, treatments, and vaccines.

How does it work?

  • Samples will be used in a laboratory to study how COVID-19 and related viruses cause disease in people.

Will the samples be used for research related to COVID-19 only?

  • Samples may be used for future research about the virus that causes COVID-19 and related viruses.

How can people help?

  • Participants will provide samples: a standard COVID-19 test and up to four additional samples to store in a biobank.

  • Participants will be asked about their health and other relevant information.

Will participants get the test results?

  • Participants will receive the results of the standard COVID-19 test usually within one week.

How does this research help participants or others?

  • There may be benefits for participants who are tested for COVID-19.

  • This research will help scientists:

    • Make new discoveries about COVID-19 and related viruses.

    • Develop new tests, treatments, and vaccines.

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