Biomarkers of ALS

Purpose

To determine genetic markers of ALS in order to better understand the disease course, create early detection techniques, and develop new treatments


Procedures

A 20 minute visit involving:

  • Consent discussion
  • 3-4 tablespoon blood draw

Eligibility

  • Diagnosis of ALS or PLS
  • For additional study information, please contact: Zachary Simon

Gender

Male
Female

Monetary compensation

No

Can be done from home

No

Keywords

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Biomarkers, Neurology

Principal Investigator

Laura Ranum

Department

Neurology

Contact Information

Zachary.simon@neurology.ufl.edu

352-733-2385


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