COVID-19 Nasal Swab Study

Now Open in Grand Island & Lincoln, NE

Cold- or flu-like symptoms — such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle pain, headache, and chills — are common with COVID-19. Meridian is now enrolling participants for a COVID-19 nasal swab study.

Eligible participants…

  • Must be age 18+
  • Must have started experiencing COVID-19 symptoms in the past 5 days (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, fatigue, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and/or diarrhea)
  • Will receive compensation for study-related time and travel
  • 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 (712) 639-6200 (Grand Island, NE), or (402) 934-7563 (Lincoln, NE).

Submit your information

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Study Locations


  • Grand IslandMeridian Clinical Research, 3537 West 13th St., Ste. 100, Grand Island, NE 68803
  • Lincoln: Meridian Clinical Research, 4600 Valley Rd., 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.