COVID-19 Patients in the Emergency Department
Protocol: STUDY00004959
Full Title
Emergency Department Triage for Patients Clinically Suspected of COVID-19 to Validate the Rapid Acute Lung Injury Diagnostic (RALI-DxTM) Inflammatory Response Panel.
This study enrolls adults from the emergency department and the community who have a confirmed COVID-19 infection and can provide the results of their positive PCR testing for COVID. The purpose of this research study is to help us control the spread of COVID-19 by having accessible means of testing for the disease. If successful, this would allow individuals to determine if they have COVID-19 without leaving their home, which may limit the spread of the disease. We expect that you will be in this study for 1 day. A home collection kit will be brought to your home by a courier. You will be asked to use the home kit to prick your finger and place several drops of blood in a collection tube that we will have analyzed using the new test that we are studying. Once you have collected your blood you will place it in a mailing envelope with a prepaid label that we will provide and call delivery service. The delivery service will pick up your sample from your home and deliver it to us. You will also need to answer a few questions about your symptoms and your demographics with us by phone and provide a copy of your PCR COVID-19 test results. This study takes place in Buffalo, NY

Technical Description

To investigate the predictive accuracy of biomarkers measured at clinical presentation to stratify suspected COVID-19 patients in the ED to 1) good prognosis (discharge home) vs. 2) High risk (requiring admission to hospital or ICU)

Keyword: COVID-19
Compensation: Yes
Compensation may include cash, checks, gift cards, debit cards, or incentives like gift baskets, technology items, or merchandise.
- Adults ages 18+
- Symptoms present for 25 days or less
- Patients who are confirmed positive for COVID-19 via PCR test.
- This study is not open for open enrollment: You may be invited to participate if you meet other eligibility criteria.
Age Group: Adults
Want to Learn More?
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Thank you for your interest. This study has restricted recruiting for participants and is not accepting inquiries at this time. If you are interested in learning more about research at UB contact