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 =1,411)
DNA (2µg) 1,384
RNA (2µg) 1,157
Plasma (.5ml) 1,152
Serum (.5 ml) 1,142
Whole Blood – metals free (1.8 ml) 1,133
Red Blood Cells (1.0 ml) 1,150
Buffy Coat (1.0 ml) 228
PBMCs1 74
Urine (1.8 ml) 1,062
Urine with Hg preservative (4.5 ml) 687
Hair 157
Nails 268
ALSStudiesClinicalTrails
Postmortem Sample Types
Participants (N=48)
Brain 49
Spinal Cord 48
CSF2 49
Bone 49
Muscle 49
Fibroblasts 28

1 PBMCs – Peripheral blood mononuclear cells

2 CSF – Cerebrospinal fluid

* Updated as of 6/30/2021

Page last reviewed: April 20, 2021, 11:50 AM