A visual guide to how to prepare a sampleThe CAR Study stands for Household Contacts at Risk for Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19).

The CAR Study is taking place at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and other hospitals that make up the Mass General Brigham healthcare system (formerly known as Partners HealthCare).

The goal is to find out who is at risk for COVID-19, how it spreads, and why some people get very sick while others have only mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.

What we learn will help with prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

The materials below are for the use of CAR Study research participants and potential CAR Study research participants.

For participants of the PROspective cohort:

Fact Sheet

Timeline

Consent Document

Assent Document (for children ages 7-17)

Blood Sample Collection Instructions

VIDEO: Blood Sample Collection

Saliva Sample Collection Instructions

Tongue Swab Instructions (for children under 3)

Packing and Return Shipping Instructions

Sample Collection Kit Details

For participants of the RETROspective cohort:

Fact Sheet

Timeline

Consent Document

Assent Document (for children ages 7-17)

Blood Sample Collection Instructions

VIDEO: Blood Sample Collection

Packing and Return Shipping Instructions

Sample Collection Kit Details

Resources for Accessing Healthcare