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 =1,153)
DNA (2µg) 1,061
RNA (2µg) 933
Plasma (.5ml) 971
Serum (.5 ml) 956
Whole Blood – metals free (1.8 ml) 948
Red Blood Cells (1.0 ml) 957
Buffy Coat (1.0 ml) 269
PBMCs1 44
Urine (1.8 ml) 982
Urine with Hg preservative (4.5 ml) 607
Hair 157
Nails 268
ALSStudiesClinicalTrails
Postmortem Sample Types
Participants (N=41)
Brain 41
Spinal Cord 40
CSF2 41
Bone 41
Muscle 42
Fibroblasts 24

1 PBMCs – Peripheral blood mononuclear cells

2 CSF – Cerebrospinal fluid

* Updated as of 06/30/19

Page last reviewed: April 10, 2017