All About Nasal Swabs

Nasal swabs are an important part of the WIND Study.
With your help, we hope to use the information from these swabs to identify the viruses associated with future asthma.

There are three different types of nasal swab that we ask you to collect. We test each of these swabs for viruses and the results of that testing will allow us to form a complete picture of your child’s respiratory health. We hope that this in turn will help us to further understand the link between severe bronchiolitis, future wheezing, and asthma.

Please click below to learn more about each of the different types of swabs and when we’d like you to take them–and remember to keep your swab kits refrigerated!

Clearance Swab

Healthcare Swab

Summer Swab and Seasonal Swab

Each of the kits contains the actual swab (with detailed instructions on how to take the swab) as well as an accompanying form that we ask you to fill out. As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

If your child is over 3 years old: You no longer need to do nasal swabs for the WIND Study! If you have any unused nasal swab kits, please mail them back to us. The postage is prepaid so all you have to do is drop the nasal swab in your mailbox.