Sample Collection Registry for Quality Control of Biological and Environmental Specimens and Assay Development and Testing
|First Received Date ICMJE||March 13, 2010|
|Last Updated Date||October 23, 2013|
|Start Date ICMJE||February 2010|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE
||To generate a pool of biological or environmental samples with which to develop and test specific laboratory assays.|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01087307 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Sample Collection Registry for Quality Control of Biological and Environmental Specimens and Assay Development and Testing|
|Official Title ICMJE||Sample Collection Registry for Quality Control of Biological and Environmental Specimens and Assay Development and Testing|
- Researchers are interested in developing a registry protocol to obtain biologic and environmental samples anonymously from adult volunteers for use in laboratory tests and studies. The samples will be used to determine if new tests are sufficiently valid and precise to be used in research studies and for quality control purposes.
- To provide a registry of samples for test development, validation, analysis, and quality control at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
- Male and nonpregnant female volunteers at least 18 years of age.
We propose a registry protocol for use in obtaining biologic and environmental samples anonymously from adult volunteers for use in laboratory assay evaluation. The samples will be used to determine if new tests are sufficiently valid and precise to be used in research studies and for quality control purposes. In studies involving the storage and analysis of laboratory specimens, it is essential to evaluate the performance of available assays and to actively assess the impact of storage and handling on the quality of samples and laboratory analyses. Specifically, it is essential to 1) demonstrate that an assay is sufficiently reproducible and stable over time such that differences in levels among individuals in the population can be detected; 2) evaluate assay reliability by sending blinded anonymous samples along with study samples to testing labs for quality control purposes; 3) test proposed laboratories or methods by using replicate samples from the population in order to choose the laboratory or method with the greater precision, and; 4) assess how sample collection, handling, and storage procedures affect measured levels of specific analytes to allow for informed decisions about whether to proceed with a specific analysis. Under this protocol, assays could include evaluation of immunologic parameters, genes and gene products, peptides, proteins, hormones, lipids, viability of cells, evaporation and dilution effects, chemical toxins and their metabolites, micronutrients, metals and more. For some samples, lymphocytes will be extracted for use in studies of lymphocytes and/or immortalized cells. Samples to be collected will include blood, urine, saliva, household dust, cheek cells, hair, nasal cells, stool, nail clippings, exhaled breath condensate, sperm samples, skin cells, and/or sputum. In addition, a pulmonary function test (PFT) may be conducted to collect lung function information.. Since it is important to collect samples from the general population, this protocol covers collection of samples from non-pregnant adults (male and female, age 18+). Specimens may be collected during a one-time sample collection, or participants may be asked to provide specimens on several occasions over a specified period, not to exceed one year.
|Study Type ICMJE||Observational|
|Study Design ICMJE||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Target Follow-Up Duration||Not Provided|
|Sampling Method||Not Provided|
|Study Population||Not Provided|
|Intervention ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Study Group/Cohort (s)||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Recruiting|
|Estimated Enrollment ICMJE||5000|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
All participants must be non-pregnant and 18 years of age or older. No children, fetuses, cognitively impaired persons, or prisoners will be enrolled.
|Ages||18 Years and older|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||Yes|
|Location Countries ICMJE||United States|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT01087307|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||100063, 10-E-0063|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)|
|Verification Date||September 2013|
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