Now that you’ve found a specific study you’d like to participate in, you may be wondering “What happens now?” Here’s what to know about screening visits in clinical trials.
This is our opportunity to meet you, gather necessary information from you and perform basic screening tests. You will be screened for each study you wish to take part in as we need to make sure you are eligible on a study-by-study basis.
Each study has its own requirements. However, to optimize your screening test results, we recommend following these general tips:
Fast for approximately 8-12 hours before your appointment (exact time varies for each study)
Avoid strenuous exercise such as weight lifting or running for 2-3 days before your appointment as this can also affect test results
Don't drink alcohol approximately 48 hours before your appointment as it can affect test result
Don't eat poppy seeds approximately 7 days before your appointment as these can affect test results
Don't stop taking any prescribed treatments without your doctor’s approval