Patient performing a mouth swab


The FALCON study aims to find out how accurate new and faster tests are so that patients and staff can be cared for as safely as possible.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is SARS-CoV-2, and the NHS currently relies on a lengthy laboratory processes to detect the presence of this virus. The long wait for the test results (up to 48 hours) makes safe and effective care more difficult to provide. FALCON is open to anyone aged 18 years or older with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection to help improve the diagnosis of the disease.

Take Part in Research

Patient & Doctor viewing an x-ray

Become one of the thousands of people taking part in research every day within the NHS.

Contact Research

Research & Development
North Bristol NHS Trust
Level 3, Learning & Research building
Southmead Hospital
Bristol, BS10 5NB

Telephone: 0117 4149330