I got through the ECG and BP portion of the SNBL screening for the study investigating a drug for chronic pain, the one that pays up to $5k and lasts up to 27 days, and was disqualified due to low BP. The nurse told me the reading meant I was very healthy, but that it was too low for this study. Tough to complain about a good health indicator. I suppose the next time I can do jumping jacks in the waiting room or run a marathon the day before screening.
Has anyone else run into this road block?
The SNBL personnel are excellent - both warm and professional. Also, I met some friendly research volunteers, some of whom drove a very long way to be there. I hope their BP is higher than mine.
Yes. I failed to mention that the nurse administered one BP test, said the reading was too low, and then administered an ECG to pass the time. She administered the second test at least five minutes after the first and came up with the same reading.