Home Screening for COVID-19


About this study

An important means to control the COVID-19 pandemic is the rapid identification of infected individuals to allow quarantine and therapy to be promptly delivered.  At home testing will soon be available, but requires reagents and introduces a delay.  The possibility of combining a limited number of Mid-Turbinate (MT) nasal swab tests, Dried Blood Spot (DBS) serology, and smartphone-enabled electrocardiogram (ECG) tests may permit daily rapid, under one minute tests potentially, if this method proves to be effective. We plan to enroll 900 participants to determine if we can detect conversion in all modalities.

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:

  • ≥ 18 years of age.
  • Able to give informed consent; patients will be invited to consent via the portal.
  • Have a US mailing address.  

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current or previous within 2 months infection to SARS-CoV-2.
  • No compatible smartphone to connect and run the AliveCor system (https://store.alivecor.com/products/kardiamobile).

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

Paul Friedman, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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