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Table 3 Time taken to complete required steps in the study

From: Evaluating an app-guided self-test for influenza: lessons learned for improving the feasibility of study designs to evaluate self-tests for respiratory viruses

N (%) Overall (N = 739) PCR+ (N = 43) PCR- (N = 696) p-value
Number of days between ordering a test kit, shipping/delivery, and beginning testing procedures at home
 No data 28 (3.8) 2 (4.7) 26 (3.7) 0.191
 0–1 day 171 (23.1) 10 (23.3) 161 (23.2)  
 2 days 303 (41.0) 23 (53.4) 280 (40.3)  
 3 days 88 (11.9) 4 (9.3) 84 (11.9)  
 4 days 55 (7.4) 3 (6.9) 52 (7.5)  
 5–40 days 94 (12.7) 1 (2.3) 93 (13.4)  
Number of days from starting test procedure at home to receipt of reference sample at the study laba
 No data 1 (0.1) 0 1 (0.1) 0.2183
 0–1 days 9 (1.2) 1 (2.3) 8 (1.1)  
 2 days 96 (12.9) 8 (18.6) 88 (12.7)  
 3 days 176 (23.8) 7 (16.3) 169 (24.2)  
 4 days 168 (22.7) 14 (32.6) 154 (22.2)  
 5–28 days 289 (39.1) 13 (30.2) 276 (39.7)  
  1. aIncludes package pick-up/dropoff and shipping time to study lab