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Epidemiologic Assessment of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Prevalence in Minnesota

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04473183
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 16, 2020
Last Update Posted : August 13, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Minnesota

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this epidemiologic study is to estimate the prevalence and incidence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in at-risk, exposed, affected populations. The study will also estimate the risk of SARS-CoV-2 exposure in target population.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Covid19 SARS-CoV Infection SARS-CoV-2 Corona Virus Infection Diagnostic Test: Specimen Collection Diagnostic Test: Surveys

Detailed Description:

This study is not for real-time diagnostic purposes, guidance for patient care, or the development of a diagnostic test. The research tests performed for this study will not be prioritized over clinical care samples, that research samples will be batched and tested after clinical care samples. This study is a population-based epidemiologic analysis of prevalence of various groups of persons.

Group (1) general healthy population. People 18 years of age and older that have not tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and who have not sought medical help in the previous 4 months.

Group (2) Medical School Residents , 18 years of age and older that have not tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 Group (3) Individuals who are HIV positive. People 18 years of age and older that have not tested positive for SARS-CoV-2

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 3000 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Epidemiologic Assessment of SARS-CoV-2 Prevalence in Minnesota
Actual Study Start Date : July 21, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2022

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
General Healthy Population
Participants in this group are part of the general healthy population of adults 18 years-of-age and older, not known to be exposed to the virus as reported by potential participants and who have not sought medical help in the previous 4 months.
Diagnostic Test: Specimen Collection

Blood: Two tubes of blood (up to 10 ml each) will be drawn from participants and will be collected by experienced phlebotomists.

Nasal, oral, and rectal swabs: Nasal, oral, and rectal swabs are optional specimens that patients may be asked to donate. If prospective consent is provided, swabs will be self-collected by participants after receiving clear instructions from the team and collected in the dedicated container.

Saliva: Saliva is an optional specimen that patients may be asked to donate. If prospective consent is provided, whole saliva samples will be self-collected by participants using a pad placed between the cheek and gum for 2-5 minutes or collecting the saliva directly to a sterile container.


Diagnostic Test: Surveys
Participants will be asked to fill out a brief online survey that will investigate symptoms consistent with SARS-CoV-2 infection in the past 3 months and the geographic location of the clinic(s) they work in (if a resident of a medical school) and their comorbidities related to SARS-CoV-2.

Medical School Residents
Participants in this group are medical school residents.
Diagnostic Test: Specimen Collection

Blood: Two tubes of blood (up to 10 ml each) will be drawn from participants and will be collected by experienced phlebotomists.

Nasal, oral, and rectal swabs: Nasal, oral, and rectal swabs are optional specimens that patients may be asked to donate. If prospective consent is provided, swabs will be self-collected by participants after receiving clear instructions from the team and collected in the dedicated container.

Saliva: Saliva is an optional specimen that patients may be asked to donate. If prospective consent is provided, whole saliva samples will be self-collected by participants using a pad placed between the cheek and gum for 2-5 minutes or collecting the saliva directly to a sterile container.


Diagnostic Test: Surveys
Participants will be asked to fill out a brief online survey that will investigate symptoms consistent with SARS-CoV-2 infection in the past 3 months and the geographic location of the clinic(s) they work in (if a resident of a medical school) and their comorbidities related to SARS-CoV-2.

Individuals who are HIV positive
Participants in this group are HIV positive.
Diagnostic Test: Specimen Collection

Blood: Two tubes of blood (up to 10 ml each) will be drawn from participants and will be collected by experienced phlebotomists.

Nasal, oral, and rectal swabs: Nasal, oral, and rectal swabs are optional specimens that patients may be asked to donate. If prospective consent is provided, swabs will be self-collected by participants after receiving clear instructions from the team and collected in the dedicated container.

Saliva: Saliva is an optional specimen that patients may be asked to donate. If prospective consent is provided, whole saliva samples will be self-collected by participants using a pad placed between the cheek and gum for 2-5 minutes or collecting the saliva directly to a sterile container.


Diagnostic Test: Surveys
Participants will be asked to fill out a brief online survey that will investigate symptoms consistent with SARS-CoV-2 infection in the past 3 months and the geographic location of the clinic(s) they work in (if a resident of a medical school) and their comorbidities related to SARS-CoV-2.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Prevalence of Symptomatic Infection [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Prevalence of symptomatic infection will be reported as the percent of participants in each group who test positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection and self-report symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

  2. Prevalence of Subclinical Infection [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Prevalence of subclinical infection will be reported as the percent of participants in each group who test positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection and self-report no symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection.


Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

With the participant's approval, and as approved by IRB, de-identified biological samples will be stored and tested for anti- SARS-CoV-2 IgG and IgM. These samples may be used in future COVID-19 studies to develop assays or study other features of the disease. These leftovers may be used for multiple basic science analysis and potentially for genetic testing. The consent process will explain this to prospective participants.

During the conduct of the study, an individual participant can choose to withdraw consent to have biological specimens stored for future research. However, withdrawal of consent with regard to biosample storage will not be possible after the study is completed. The consent process will explain this to prospective participants.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Group 1 are members of general healthy population. Group 2 are medical residents. Group 3 are individuals who test positive for HIV infection.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants in Group 1 (General Healthy Population) must have no known exposure to SARS-CoV-2 and have not sought medical help in the previous 4 months for SARS-CoV-2-related symptoms
  • Participants in Group 2 must be currently enrolled in a medical residency program
  • Participants in Group 3 must currently test positive for HIV infection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of a condition or abnormality that in the opinion of the Investigator would compromise the safety of the participant or the quality of the data (e.g., someone not able to answer the questionnaire because of a psychological condition or an anxiety disorder that is severe).
  • Contraindication for routine blood draws (e.g., severe anemia, hemophilia, etc)

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04473183


Contacts
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Contact: Luca Schifanella, MD, PhD 612-626 4683 episars@umn.edu

Locations
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United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Recruiting
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
Contact: Luca Schifanella, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Minnesota
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Luca Schifanella, MD, PhD University of Minnesota
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Responsible Party: University of Minnesota
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04473183    
Other Study ID Numbers: SURG-2020-28863
First Posted: July 16, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 13, 2020
Last Verified: August 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Infection
Communicable Diseases
Coronavirus Infections
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Virus Diseases
Coronaviridae Infections
Nidovirales Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases