A Study to Compare Nasal Swabs to Detect Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2


About this study

The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the ability of patients, who are not healthcare workers (HCWs) and have no prior training in swab collection, to collect, package, and ship their own self-collected MT swab specimens (both commercial and Mayo Clinic 3-D printed versions) by following written instructions.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults, age 18 or older.
  • Having sign/symptoms of COVID-19 and/or prior diagnosis of COVID-19.
  • Willing and able to participate in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:  

  • Individuals less than 18 years old.
  • Enrolled patients will not be health care workers or have prior training in collecting a Mid-Turbinate (MT) nasal swab.
  • Non-English speaking

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Bobbi Pritt, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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