Covid-19 Discover Study
There is currently no known treatment for Covid-19. With ongoing support from the Southmead Hospital Charity, The DISCOVER study will be collecting blood samples and other routinely collected microbiological samples as well as medical information from patients with suspected coronavirus. These blood samples will be analysed for both routine and new tests. Patients will be followed up at 1 month to see how coronavirus affected them and see how useful the blood tests were at predicting this. Biological samples will also be stored (anonymously) for future research on how COVID-19 makes people ill. In the future, this information could help doctors decide which tests are useful in managing coronavirus.
Dr David Arnold talks about the Discover study at North Bristol NHS Trust.