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.
Submit your information
Meridian Clinical Research
4600 Valley Rd.
Lincoln, NE 68510
After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will contact you.
Participating in a study is an important decision — we’re here to help you before, during, and after studies.
Please note: Health insurance is NOT required to join.
Will I benefit from this study?
You are not guaranteed to benefit from being in a clinical study. However, information gathered in this study may help uncover better ways to treat condition(s) for you and others worldwide.
Is participation voluntary after I submit my information?
Yes. Participation in a study is entirely voluntary. In the informed consent process, you’ll learn about the product being studied, your role in the trial, potential side effects, tests that may be performed, and the number of visits that may be required. You will need to sign an informed consent form to join the study only after you fully understand your role in the study.
Will I get a physical exam?
If you join the study, you will receive a physical exam. You may also receive specific exams or tests — the results of which may be shared with you.
Will I receive compensation?
While participation in a clinical study is voluntary, you may be reimbursed for study-related time. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about the study. Staff at the research clinic will discuss possible reimbursement with you.
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.