National ALS Biorepository Samples

Below are samples currently available from the National ALS Biorepository. This table will be updated quarterly and may change. If you have specific questions, please contact us at 1-855-874-6912. (Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5pm ET).

 Postmortem
In-home Sample Types
Participants (N =1,053)
DNA (2µg) 1,011
RNA (2µg) 859
Plasma (.5ml) 900
Serum (.5 ml) 888
Whole Blood – metals free (1.8 ml) 878
Red Blood Cells (1.0 ml) 887
Buffy Coat (1.0 ml) 246
PBMCs1 23
Urine (1.8 ml) 911
Urine with Hg preservative (4.5 ml) 533
Hair 157
Nails 268
ALSStudiesClinicalTrails
Postmortem Sample Types
Participants (N=40)
Brain 40
Spinal Cord 39
CSF2 40
Bone 40
Muscle 41
Fibroblasts 24

1 PBMCs – Peripheral blood mononuclear cells

2 CSF – Cerebrospinal fluid

* Updated as of 03/31/19

Page last reviewed: April 10, 2017