Northglenn, Colorado 80260

  • Virus


The goal of the research is to assess candidate COVID-19 rapid diagnostic tests (e.g. immunodiagnostic antibody tests, like Cellex qSARS-CoV-2 IgG/IgM Rapid Test, or antigen tests, like AllBio Science Inc. and Artron Laboratories Inc. rapid COVID-19 antigen test, and LAMP-based molecular tests) in order to judge their clinical accuracy compared to Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-recommended molecular genetic testing and clinical diagnosis. Second, it is our goal to determine if self-testing assisted by COVIDscanDX mobile device camera acquisition software platform and telemedicine clinical/technical support (virtual point-of-care) improves the ease of use and immediate interpretation of the tests, thus making self-testing comparable in accuracy and safety to testing in a clinical setting. Third, we are testing antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 after diagnosis with COVID-19 or following vaccination to measure the onset and time course of detectable antibodies from finger-stick blood drops and rapid antibody lateral flow tests. The overall purpose of the study is to dramatically increase the capacity of COVID-19 testing by establishing the safety, ease-of-use and validity of self-testing assisted by mobile device imaging and telemedicine remote support and provide evidence of antibody time-course response to vaccination.

Study summary:

Two Nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs will be collected from opposite nares by health care professionals at the POC from minimally 155 subjects enrolled at a minimum of 2 point- of-care (POC) clinical sites. One swab will be tested for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 responsible for COVID -19 using antigen-based tests. A second swab will be placed in transport media and transferred to a laboratory for testing using a high sensitivity EUA real-time (RT) PCR assay as the comparator method and the Ct values used to determine positive or negative. The order of sample collection will be randomized. Minimally 35 positive and 120 negative NP specimens are required. Two to 4 health care professional operators per site, with a range of education and training, at a point of care setting will perform a COVID-19 Rapid test assay utilizing the Instructions for Use and/or Quick Reference Instruction. Sample Population: Men and women, age 18 and older, with symptoms consistent with SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19). Outcome measures: 1) Sensitivity and specificity will be calculated for comparison of results between the Rapid test and the high sensitivity EUA real-time (RT) PCR assay comparator. 2) Evidence that a Health Care Professional (HCP) at Point of Care (POC) can safely and effectively utilize the Rapid test and the COVIDscanDX reader after reading the Instructions For Use (IFU) and/or brief instruction video. Antibody testing will be performed after PCR/antigen testing or after vaccination with and FDA EUA allowed SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. A finger-stick blood drop, nasopharyngeal swab or saliva sample in buffer is applied to a lateral flow test to measure either SARS-CoV-2 antigen or IgM and IgG antibodies either once or up to five times separated by a week for 35 days after vaccination. Follow-up tests may be performed to measure the longevity of the antibody response over time up to a year.


Inclusion Criteria: - Individuals who have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 and have been tested using a CDC approved or FDA registered and listed nucleic acid based test within 1 year of Feb 1, 2020. - Individuals who have been clinically diagnosed or suspected to have had COVID-19. - Individuals who are at the time of enrollment in the study currently or in the recent past (3 weeks) exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. - Individuals capable of performing a finger stick blood drop draw or saliva collection and placing it in a sample collection tube. - Individuals that have interacted with a COVID-19 positive individual and are still exhibiting symptoms will be tested by a CDC approved or FDA registered nucleic acid based device. - Individuals must be capable of navigating a mobile device to take an image of the test using the camera and enter information into fields on the device and wireless/cellular capability to upload one or more images to a website server. Exclusion Criteria: Individuals incapable of pricking their finger and placing a drop of blood into a sample well. - Individuals who cannot navigate a mobile device and see the screen to navigate and enter information in fields or align the camera with the test image. - Pregnant woman are not excluded if they meet the inclusion criteria and age requirements. - Individuals with a deviated septum - Cognitively impaired individuals resulting in the inability to provide informed consent,



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Donald Cooper, Ph.D.
Neuroganics LLC

Donald Cooper, Ph.D.
Phone: 7204313495

Backup Contact:

Joe Ramos, MD/JD

Location Contact:

Northglenn, Colorado 80260
United States

Donald Cooper, Ph.D.
Phone: 720-431-3495

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: September 18, 2021

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