Human Specimen Collection to Support Basic and Clinical Research

About the study

The collection of human specimens from both patients and healthy volunteers is necessary for
the development of laboratory assays to further basic and clinical research studies. This
protocol defines the purposes for which specimens will be collected and establishes general
conditions under which sample collection will be performed.

Study point of contact

Arun S Shet, M.D.
(301) 827-6808
Anna K Conrey, C.R.N.P.
(301) 221-3016


1 United States site


> 18 Years

Study type






participation requirements

Males or females of age 18 years and older can be included in the study.

participation restrictions

Individuals without sickle cell disease or other chronic anemias who wish to donate blood
will be excluded if the hemoglobin is less than 10 g/dL for women or less than 12g/dL for

Individuals with sickle cell disease or other chronic anemias will be excluded from
donating blood samples if the hemoglobin is less than 6 g/dL.

A participant s most recent CBC result, obtained in the past 12 months, will be used to
determine eligibility.

There are no exclusion criteria for participants donating saliva or urine.


  • Bethesda, Maryland, United States, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike, 20892 [Recruiting]
Last updated 2021-09-24