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homeRNA blood kit

homeRNA was recently developed by the BCME research team at the University of Washington to provide a convenient and nearly pain-free self collection of blood and preservation of blood immune cell responses from the privacy and comfort of your own home.

The homeRNA blood kit contains a Tasso-SSTTM blood collection device that allows you to take a small sample of blood from your upper arm. The kit also contains a stabilizer tube filled with a liquid stabilizer that preserves RNA from your blood immune cells, essentially taking a snapshot in time of your immune responses at each moment you collect your blood.

Tasso-SSTTM Blood Collection Device

Taking multiple snapshots of your blood immune responses over time allows researchers at the UW to map and understand how your blood immune cells respond to changes in your environment, such as an exposure to seasonal allergens, chemicals, and infectious microbes.

In this study, you will be using the homeRNA blood kit to take snapshots of your blood immune responses to COVID-19 throughout the first few weeks of infection. Our study aims to learn how blood immune cells respond to COVID-19 as soon as someone becomes infected, before they develop symptoms, and monitor how these responses change over time.

homeRNA BLOOD COLLECTION KIT CONTENTS

COLLECT AND PRESERVE A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR BLOOD IMMUNE RESPONSE IN MINUTES

homeRNA INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO









homeRNA INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Home nasal swab kit

NASAL SWAB KIT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

UW BCME Research Team

University of Washington
Bioanalytical Chemistry for Medicine and the Environment
Theberge Laboratory
Bagley Hall 036
4000 15th Ave NE
Seattle WA 98195
uwbcme-covid@uw.edu
(206)-588-6501

Last Modified, May 20, 2021

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