10 Apr Respiratory Disease Sampling Study
This study, conducted by the University of Washington, is collecting user feedback and investigating the usability of our lab’s recently developed lollipop-inspired sampling system, CandyCollect, which enables at-home collection of bacteria and viruses associated with respiratory disease in saliva. CandyCollect will be sent to participants via delivery directly to their doorstep with no person-to-person contact. As a participant in this research study, you would be helping researchers develop a platform that can capture microbial samples from saliva, by using a total of 6 lollipop-type products (4 larger and 2 smaller), 3 mouth swabs, 2 nasal swabs, and a spitting saliva collection kit. This can be done over 45-60 minutes in one day. Data and user feedback gathered from this study will be used to make updates to CandyCollect based on the ability of the product to capture microbial samples from saliva. User feedback is important as it helps us understand the current strengths and weaknesses to address in future versions of CandyCollect. Saliva samples collected from participants in this study will be analyzed only for oral bacteria and viruses associated with the respiratory disease population. Therefore, we will not test for any medical information (other than the presence of microbes) from your samples.
We are currently searching for adults that are exhibiting symptoms associated with the common flu/cold/strep throat/COVID-19/other respiratory diseases. Symptoms include but are not limited to: a cough, runny nose, sore throat, fever, and/or chills. If you are interested in participating please see our website: https://depts.washington.edu/bcmelab/oral-bio-sample-study/
At least 18 years old
Have symptoms associated with the common flu/cold/strep throat/COVID-19/other respiratory diseases. Symptoms include but are not limited to: a cough, runny nose, sore throat, fever, and/or chills.
Allergy to sugar alcohol
Additional Study Details
Full Study Title
Respiratory Disease Sampling Study
Dr. Ashleigh Theberge
Accepts Healthy Volunteers?
University of Washington
109 Bagley Hall Box 351700
Seattle, Washington 98195