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FaceBase Biorepository

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2011 by University of Iowa.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Iowa Identifier:
First received: November 30, 2010
Last updated: November 2, 2011
Last verified: November 2011
The purpose of this study is to find out if there are any genetic differences between people with and without disorders of the head, face, and eye. We will create a biorepository of samples from people with and without these types of birth defects. A biorepository is a collection or "bank" of human tissue materials (such as blood or saliva) for research purposes. These samples will then be available to investigators studying these disorders.

Craniofacial Abnormalities Cleft Lip Cleft Palate

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: FaceBase Biorepository

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Further study details as provided by University of Iowa:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
  • A biological sample will be obtained by a blood draw. In adults, we will obtain a blood sample of 1-2 tablespoons (10-30 mL). For children, the amount will be smaller depending on their weight: 1 mL per kg to a maximum of 30 mL.
  • If a blood draw is refused, DNA can be taken from a cheek swab, spit sample or fingerstick.
  • If a participant is having surgery for a medical reason, we may request a tissue sample (for example: skin, bone, or muscle). If there were to be extra tissue, amniotic fluid, other biological samples available from a procedure performed for clinical indications, we may request a sample.

Estimated Enrollment: 5000
Study Start Date: November 2010
Individuals with craniofacial anomalies
Individuals who have a craniofacial anomaly (head, face, or eye disorder)
Control Subjects
Family members of individuals with a craniofacial anomaly

Detailed Description:
Samples from the FaceBase Biorepository and data collected from these samples will be available to investigators who are studying birth defects of the head, face, and eye. Data and samples will be deidentified prior to use by other investigators. Researchers will be allowed to use samples and medical information only after approval by the FaceBase Biorepository Data Access Committee. Once the FaceBase Biorepository Data Access Committee has established that the proposed use of the samples and clinical data meet the criteria for sound, ethical research, then the investigator will be granted permission to use a small portion of the sample and have access to clinical data stored in the computer database. Investigators who are not part of the FaceBase Biorepository Research Team will not know participant's names or other personally identifiable information.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Individuals with a craniofacial anomaly and their family members.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • English speaking
  • Individual with a craniofacial anomaly or family member of an individual with a craniofacial anomaly

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speaking
  • Prisoners
  • Minors in foster care or wards of the court
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01252264

Contact: Jenni Rigdon, MSN-CNL, RN 319-335-6741

United States, Iowa
University of Iowa Recruiting
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242
Principal Investigator: Jeff Murray, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Iowa
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Principal Investigator: Jeff Murray, MD University of Iowa
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Iowa Identifier: NCT01252264     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIDCR #: 10-183-E
U01DE020057 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: November 30, 2010
Last Updated: November 2, 2011

Keywords provided by University of Iowa:
cleft lip
cleft palate

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Craniofacial Abnormalities
Cleft Lip
Cleft Palate
Lip Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Mouth Abnormalities
Stomatognathic System Abnormalities
Congenital Abnormalities
Jaw Abnormalities
Jaw Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Maxillofacial Abnormalities
Musculoskeletal Abnormalities processed this record on September 19, 2017