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 =1,378)
DNA (2µg) 1,351
RNA (2µg) 1,151
Plasma (.5ml) 1,151
Serum (.5 ml) 1,142
Whole Blood – metals free (1.8 ml) 1,133
Red Blood Cells (1.0 ml) 1,149
Buffy Coat (1.0 ml) 247
PBMCs1 73
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 48
Spinal Cord 47
CSF2 48
Bone 48
Muscle 48
Fibroblasts 28

1 PBMCs – Peripheral blood mononuclear cells

2 CSF – Cerebrospinal fluid

* Updated as of 6/30/2020

Page last reviewed: May 4, 2020, 11:50 AM