2,000 volunteers needed to evaluate rapid COVID-19 saliva test

Washington University is seeking 2,000 employee or student volunteers for a study
evaluating the feasibility of large-scale, rapid COVID-19 saliva testing. (An earlier
pilot run of the saliva test involved 500 volunteers.) The new study will assess the
ability to test a large number of people for COVID-19 and return positive results.
Volunteers will need to sign a consent form to participate. The test uses a saliva
sample that is collected by spitting in a vial. The research study has been approved by Washington University’s Institutional Review Board.

To volunteer, visit one of the employee screening sites at the following times:

Medical Campus:

  • Aug. 17 and 18, beginning at 6 a.m.: Shell Café; Mid Campus Center (link level); or the BJC Institute of Health (street level)
  • Aug. 19, beginning at 6 a.m.: Center for Advanced Medicine; the 4444 Forest Park Avenue building; or the BJC Institute of Health (street level)

Danforth Campus:

  • Aug. 18 and 19, 10:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Anheuser-Busch Hall