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Healthy African Americans Needed

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Genetic Factors associated with Kidney Disease

Doctors at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are conducting a research study on the genetic factors associated with kidney disease. African-Americans are more likely to develop kidney disease than other individuals. This study will identify how certain genes may make individuals prone to develop kidney disease.

Study Participation:

  • Initial history and physical exam
  • You will provide blood samples for genetic testing
  • There is no cost for study-related test and exams
  • Compensation will be provided

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are African-American 18-60 years old
  • Are a non-smoker
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) less than 40

You may not be eligible if you:

  • Are currently taking blood pressure medications
  • Are currently taking a medication for high cholesterol
  • Are diabetic
  • Have a chronic medical condition such as hepatitis B or C
  • Are HIV positive

Location: The NIH Clinical Center, America's research hospital, is conveniently located on the Metro Red Line (Medical Center stop) in Bethesda, Maryland. Parking is provided at no cost.

For more information:
Call: 1-800-411-1222
TTY: 1-866-411-1010
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Or go online:
Refer to study # 94-DK-0133

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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This page last updated on 03/07/2019

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