UI Hospitals and Clinics
Eligibility: Any woman at least 18 years old who is receiving care at the University of Iowa Women’s Health Care clinics or inpatient facilities and is also able to provide informed consent. Women cannot participate if they are HIV+ or Hepatitis C+.
About: The purpose of this research study is to develop a bank of samples of from girls and women who are seeking care at the Women’s Health center. These samples include blood, urine, and tissue specimens obtained in any procedure in the clinic. We will collect these samples as part of your routine care, such as during a blood draw. Researchers will utilize DNA, RNA, and protein from samples to study women’s health issues. Some of the diseases studied may include but are not limited to, gynecological and reproductive issues, cancer, and pregnancy.
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