Accelerating SARS-CoV-2 SEroprevalence SurveyS through Dried Blood Spots

Overview

Acronym
ASSESS-DBS
Investigators
  • Dr. Muhammad Morshed

    University of British Columbia & British Columbia Centre for Disease Control

  • Dr. Sofia Bartlett

    British Columbia Centre for Disease Control

  • Dr. Inna Sekirov

    British Columbia Centre for Disease Control

  • Dr. Christian Schütz

    BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

  • Dr. Nader Sharifi

    BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

  • Dr. Paul Levett

    British Columbia Centre for Disease Control

  • Dr. Mel Krajden

    British Columbia Centre for Disease Control

Contacts
  • Dr. Muhammad Morshed

    University of British Columbia & British Columbia Centre for Disease Control

General Design

Study design
Cross-sectional
Start Year
2020
End Year
2021
General Information on Follow Up (profile, frequency)
At baseline, asymptomatic and symptomatic for COVID-19 participants are tested with antibody assays (serology) and Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT). Participants are followed up depending on whether they were symptomatic or asymptomatic and the result of their test(s). If they were symptomatic and both tests (NAT and serology) were positive or one test (NAT) was positive and the other (serology) was negative, they were followed up 3 weeks after baseline. If they were asymptomatic and their test (serology) was positive, they were followed up immediately after baseline.
Recruitment Target
  • Individuals
Number of Participants
836
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
836

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Possible Access to Data
Possible Access to Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Populations

ASSESS-DBS - Asymptomatic

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
18
Countries
  • Canada
Territory
British Columbia
Other Criteria
Are currently incarcerated provincially in British Columbia or currently working in a British Columbia Provincial Correctional Centre

Sources of Recruitment

Specific Population
  • Other specific population : Incarcerated in BC Provincial Correctional Centres and staff who work in BC Provincial Correctional Centres
Supplementary Information
The study will use stratified random sampling. Recruitment for this study will be facilitated by distributing information about the study to ward reps in every correctional centre, so they are able to advise residents on their ward about the study. Information will also be distributed to Corrections staff through usual staff communication channels (email distribution lists and staff notice boards, etc.) for both Corrections Officers and Correctional Health Services (CHS) staff.

Data Collection Events

# Name Description Start End
0 ASSESS-DBS - Asymptomatic - Baseline 2021 2021
2 ASSESS-DBS - Asymptomatic - Follow-up 2021 2021
ASSESS-DBS - Symptomatic

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
18
Countries
  • Canada
Territory
British Columbia
Other Criteria
Are currently incarcerated provincially in British Columbia or currently working in a British Columbia Provincial Correctional Centre

Sources of Recruitment

Specific Population
  • Other specific population : Incarcerated in BC Provincial Correctional Centres and staff who work in BC Provincial Correctional Centres
Supplementary Information
The study will use stratified random sampling. Recruitment for this study will be facilitated by distributing information about the study to ward reps in every correctional centre, so they are able to advise residents on their ward about the study. Information will also be distributed to Corrections staff through usual staff communication channels (email distribution lists and staff notice boards, etc.) for both Corrections Officers and Correctional Health Services (CHS) staff.

Data Collection Events

# Name Description Start End
0 ASSESS-DBS - Symptomatic - Baseline 2021 2021
1 ASSESS-DBS - Symptomatic - Follow-up 2021 2021

Individual Studies Included

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Datasets

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Last Update: 2021-07-30 15:59