COVID-19 Rapid Diagnostic Evaluation
We will use a swab to collect a nasopharyngeal (NP) sample from deep in your nose in the part of your throat that covers the roof of your mouth. This sample on the swab will be tested for the presence or absence of COVID-19 using the new test that we are studying. We will also collect some information from your medical record relating to the COVID-19 test you had as part of your medical care (such as whether your test for COVID-19 was positive or negative).
We will not provide you with your results since this test is new and has not yet been approved. Depending on the result of the test, we may tell you to follow up with your doctor, but we will not give you a specific result.
Your participation in this study may help us develop new diagnostic tests for diseases such as COVID19.
- 18 years or older
- Cases: Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19
- Controls: Patients who have both a low clinical suspicion for COVID-19 and have already tested negative for COVID-19
We are conducting this pilot study to assess the utility and accuracy of a new diagnostic test COVID-19 to see if the test can tell us who does have the disease, and who does not have the disease.