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Tissue Procurement

18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Cardiovascular Diseases, Cancer, Endocrine Diseases, Neurological Disorders, Arthritis, Mental Disorders

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Trial Information

Tissue Procurement

Researchers frequently need tissue samples (blood, urine, saliva, sweat, or other body
fluid/tissue) to help them understand more about a particular disease or process. This
protocol is designed to create the opportunity to obtain such samples that would otherwise
be discarded during the course of usual clinical care, or alternatively to obtain such
samples during patient screening for other studies.

Inclusion Criteria:

- 18 years of age or older

- Identified by the investigator to have a condition of interest (cardiovascular
disease, cancer, endocrine disease, neurological disease, arthritis, psychiatric
disease) for exploratory studies related to the patient's illness or other feature
that offers the possibility of generation of hypotheses for future studies

Exclusion Criteria:

- Unwilling to be subjected to diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures that are not
necessary for clinical management

- Excessive blood loss in this study plus other research participation and/or clinical
evaluation that will result in blood loss of greater than 1 unit (400ml or 1 pint)
over an 8 week period

- Inability to give informed consent

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Exploratory studies for methods development and disease correlations

Outcome Time Frame:


Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Nazli McDonnell McDonnell, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

National Institute on Aging, Laboratory of Clinical Investigation


United States: Federal Government

Study ID:




Start Date:

February 2003

Completion Date:

December 2015

Related Keywords:

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Endocrine Diseases
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Mental Disorders
  • Healthy
  • Arthritis
  • Mental Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Endocrine System Diseases
  • Nervous System Diseases



National Institute on Aging (NIA), MedStar Harbor Hospital Baltimore, Maryland  21225