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Pilot Study Freeze and Transport Immune Cells

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Identifier:
First received: August 26, 2005
Last updated: August 26, 2010
Last verified: October 2007
To evaluate and standardize umbilical cord specimen collection and laboratory procedures to evaluate cellular and serological immune responses in neonates and young infants

Diphtheria Hepatitis B Pertussis Poliomyelitis Tetanus

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pilot Study to Optimize and Standardize Umbilical Cord Blood Collection and the Isolation, Freezing and Transportation of Cells for Studies of Cellular Immune Responses to Immunization

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):

Estimated Enrollment: 12
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2005
Detailed Description:
To evaluate: 1) The procedures for obtaining umbilical cord blood; 2) the methods for ensuring immune cell viability, freezing, and shipping; 3) the conditions for optimization of immune cell isolation procedures.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

For the portion of the pilot study conducted at the UCLA CVR, an umbilical cord blood sample will be obtained from approximately 8 to 12 healthy pregnant women who are delivering neonates at the Obstetrical delivery ward of Harbor- UCLA Medical Center. Informed consent will not be obtained because the blood will be obtained after delivery from a clamped umbilical cord attached to the placenta (afterbirth) that otherwise would be discarded.

Exclusion Criteria:

A cord blood sample will not be collected from women who have requested special arrangements for a cord blood registry service.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00138268

United States, California
UCLA Center For Vaccine Research
Torrance, California, United States, 90502
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00138268     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 03-236
Study First Received: August 26, 2005
Last Updated: August 26, 2010

Keywords provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):
umbilical cord blood, vaccine, pregnant women

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis B
Hepadnaviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Corynebacterium Infections
Actinomycetales Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Central Nervous System Infections
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Spinal Cord Diseases
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