Emory Covid-19 Tests

Be Part of the COVIDVu Study – Help Stop the Spread!

Your participation can help protect yourself, your family and your community. Join the COVIDVu study to be a part of the solution.

Emory Covid-19 Tests
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Watch a tutorial of how to complete the tests.

HOW TO TAKE THE TESTS

Instructions on Taking the COVIDVu Tests

The COVIDVu study uses two tests: a nasal swab and a blood spot test. The test is for a designated member of your household to complete at home and send back to the lab for analysis. Tests are simple and the videos below will show you the steps to follow.

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About the COVIDVu Study

COVIDVu is a national research study to help understand how widespread COVID-19 is in the U.S. The study is being conducted by Emory University, one of the world’s leading research universities, with funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Your
Test Kit

Your household received a test kit containing two tests: a nasal swab to test for the presence of active COVID-19 infection, and a blood spot test to indicate the presence of antibodies related to COVID-19.

FAQs About COVIDVu

Have questions about the COVIDVu study? Learn more in our FAQs about the study team, how the test results will be used and your privacy.

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HOW IT WORKS

Easy-to-Take Home Test

This simple guide can help the designated member of your household successfully complete the test and get the results.
STEP 1 - Get Your Kit
OPEN YOUR KIT
Open your kit, check the contents and begin with the printed instructions.
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COMPLETE QUESTIONNAIRE
The questionnaire will identify who should take the test and can be completed online or by phone using a toll-free number.
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TAKE NOSE SWAB TEST
The nasal swab is used to take a sample from the walls of your nostril and is collected in a collection tube.
Step 4 - TAKE BLOOD SPOT TEST
TAKE BLOOD SPOT TEST
The blood spot test involves a prick of the finger for a small blood sample which is collected on a special collection card.
Step 5 - SHIP THE KIT BACK
SHIP THE BOX BACK
Put the two sealed biohazard bags back into the box and then in the pre-paid USPS envelope to send back to the lab.
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GET YOUR RESULTS
The lab will email you when your results are ready. The email will cite your unique registration number. COVIDVu may contact you again in the future for potential follow-up for the study.

News

Get updates about the COVIDVu study.
COVID-19 test kits are being mailed to random homes. Are they legitimate?
KGW8
By Morgan Romero
August 24, 2020
Team, including Emory professor, to send out 10,000 at-home Coronavirus test kits
WABE (NPR)
By Jim Burress
July 8, 2020

News Release: Emory launches national study to estimate COVID-19 infection and antibody rate in the US
Emory Health Sciences
June 25, 2020