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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).

In-home Sample Types
Participants =908
DNA (2µg) 875
RNA (2µg) 752
Plasma (.5ml) 779
Serum (.5 ml) 767
Whole Blood – metals free (1.8 ml) 760
Red Blood Cells (1.0 ml) 769
Buffy Coat (1.0 ml) 241
PBMCs1 23
Urine (1.8 ml) 793
Urine with Hg preservative (4.5 ml) 414
Hair 324
Nails 268
Postmortem Sample Types
Participants =36
Brain 36
Spinal Cord 35
CSF2 36
Bone 37
Muscle 37
Fibroblasts 20

1 PBMCs – Peripheral blood mononuclear cells

2 CSF – Cerebrospinal fluid

* Updated as of 09/30/18

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