Initiated with a Fund-A-Need campaign at Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s annual LymeAid® benefit (May 2014) and with just four seasons of collection complete, we have now enrolled ~450 participants at four sites. 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 the samples. Currently, samples from the first three years of collection (~270) are available to investigators through an application process. 2017 samples are now available.
Liz Horn, PhD, MBI, Principal Investigator