The symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 infection) and influenza are very similar — both can cause fatigue, headache, congestion or runny nose, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, and nausea or vomiting. If you are experiencing some of the symptoms of either COVID-19 or the flu, you may qualify for a study of an investigational COVID-19 and flu rapid test.
- Must be age 12 or older
- Must have experienced onset of AT LEAST ONE of these symptoms within the last 7 days:
- Cough; Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; Fever or chills; Muscle or body aches; Fatigue; Headache; Congestion or runny nose; Sore throat; New loss of taste or smell; Nausea or vomiting; Diarrhea
- May receive compensation for study-related time
- Do not need insurance to join this study
For more information, complete the form on this page. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about the study. There is no obligation to join — you can decide if the study is right for you.
You can also talk to a Meridian enrollment specialist about this study by calling (402) 934-7563.
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Lincoln, NE 68510
Founded in 1999 in Omaha, NE, Meridian studies the safety and effectiveness of new medicines, devices, and treatments. Its mission is to enrich lives by providing quality, compassionate care to patients and unparalleled clinical research services.
Clinical studies help scientists develop life-changing medicines, but it starts with you — participation makes it all possible. For more than 20 years, thousands of patients have trusted Meridian because of our focus on creating a positive patient experience.