The purpose of the Chronic Disease Research Biorepository is to collect blood, urine, and stool samples to study how biological markers may be associated with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. The long-term goals of the research are to learn how to better understand, prevent, diagnose or treat congenital heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and asthma.
Participants who enroll in the study will provide a stool and urine sample from the comfort of their own home, then visit their local Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Center to have blood drawn. The study will enroll eligible and willing participants from the Nurses’ Health Study 3 and Growing Up Today Study.
Your privacy is important to us. Your biospecimens will only be used for research purposes. We will never share your data with insurance companies or law enforcement. We have a Certificate of Confidentiality from the National Institutes of Health, which means we cannot be forced (for example by court order or subpoena) to disclose your health information or other identifying information from the research in any Federal, State or local civil, criminal, administrative, legislative, or other proceedings.
This study is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Curious to learn more? Refer to the Chronic Disease Research Biorepository Fact Sheet.