Initiated with a Fund-A-Need campaign at Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s annual LymeAid® benefit (May 2014), we have enrolled more than 900 participants from 8 collection sites on the East Coast, in Upper Midwest, Southern California, and in the Bay Area, California. Each participant’s donation provides samples for ~50 research projects, with aliquots of whole blood (1 and 2 ml), serum (250 μl), and urine (1 ml). Several larger aliquots (5 ml) are also available. Detailed clinical information and testing data are also collected to better characterize samples. Currently, more than 50 research projects are using biobank samples.
Biobank published results:
Published studies using Biobank samples:
Read our February 26, 2020 press release about Biobank results here.
Click here for more information about applying for samples.
Liz Horn, PhD, MBI, Principal Investigator