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Sample Collection Registry

Sample Collection Registry for Quality Control of Biological and Environmental Specimens and Assay Development and Testing

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Researchers are interested in developing a registry protocol to obtain biologic and environmental samples anonymously from adult volunteers for use in laboratory tests and studies. The samples will be used to determine if new tests are sufficiently valid and precise to be used in research studies and for quality control purposes.

Who Can Participate?

  • You may be eligible for this study if you are a male or non-pregnant female age 18 and over.

What Is Required?

  • Samples to be collected will include blood, urine, saliva, household dust, cheek cells, hair, nasal cells, stool, nail clippings, exhaled breath condensate, sputum, skin cells or sperm.
  • Specimens may be collected during a one-time sample collection, or participants may be asked to provide specimens on several occasions over a specified period, not to exceed 1 year.
  • Eligible participants will be asked to come to the clinical research unit to have their blood drawn and any noninvasive samples retrieved. Prior to blood draw, researchers will administer a brief past 24-hour questionnaire for research purposes. Specimens will be collected using standard clinical protocols.
  • Participants will receive monetary compensation for providing samples for this protocol.

Who Is Running the Study?

The study is run by physicians at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Lead Researcher

Stavros Garantziotis, M.D.

Stavros Garantziotis, M.D. is passionate about finding cures for chronic lung disease like asthma, COPD and pulmonary fibrosis. He believes that if we can understand the mechanism of disease development for every individual patient, we can design intelligent and effective treatment with less side effects. Dr. Garantziotis obtained his medical degree at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Germany. He trained in Internal Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, where he was a faculty member before joining the NIEHS to direct the Clinical Research Unit.

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