Clinical Trials

Home Flu-Test Study

Posted on 1/1/2019
This study is being conducted to validate the performance of the Theraflu Home Flu Test in detecting Influenza A as compared to the standard approved method of testing for flu. 

If you or someone you know (children or adults) has flu type symptoms, you may qualify if:

  • You are at least 2 years of age
  • You have, or have had a fever of 100 degrees or higher within 24 hrs of coming to the clinic.  Or, if the parent reports a history of fever of at least 100 degrees or ''feeling feverish'' within 24 hrs of coming to the clinic
  • Runny nose or congested
  • Symptoms began 72 hours or less at the time of coming to the clinic

This is a one visit study that will last approximately 1-2 hours in the clinic.  There will be a total of 3 nasal swabs for the study.  Two swabs will be done by the subject (or parent) and one swab will be done by the research coordinator.  Results of the test will be called in to the subject within a few days.

Subjects will receive a $100 Mastercard gift card upon completion of the visit to compensate for their time and travel. 
What Our Research Patients are Saying
Being able to participate in the COPD research study has been a life changing event for me.  This is an ongoing positive experience that has already made major differences in my health and the quality of my life. 
At the initial interview I was met by a team of friendly, caring, extremely knowledgeable and professional staff.  The high level of care and concern extended to me by the research doctor and everyone involved in this research study is phenomenal.  The research coordinator who I’ve been assigned to is simply “The Best”.  She answers and explains every question I have, she listens when I am having problems with my COPD, and offers helpful suggestions to get me through the rough spots.  She cheers me on when I need it most and follows up with phone calls to make certain I’m ok afterwards.
I’m amazed with the positive changes in my health from the first month of my participation. To cough is a rare occurrence where previously it was chronic…all day, every day.   Just walking short distances would render me breathless.  I now can walk longer, do more physically, and breathe much better.  I’m also not so tired all the time.  What a welcome change!
I’m happier, less fearful, and more confident in coping with COPD as a result of this research program.  If my participation can contribute to helping others cope with COPD that would be the absolutely ultimate outcome for me.  Thank you for allowing me this opportunity.     
~ S.T.

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