May 8, 2013

TrialNet: Now Online Sign Up, Local Blood Screening

TrialNet is an important way people can participate with clinical trials to study Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Previously participants needed to go to a participating facility. The recently the National Institutes of Heath (NIH) announced expanded ways to participate. You can sign up online and have blood drawn at a Quest lab close to the participant, at no cost.

TrialNet needs at least 20,000 relatives of T1D people each year to support research. So we all can play a part in finding better treatments and cures. The first step is to roll up our collective sleeves and participate. Now that is even easier.

If you are connected to T1D, this is a way to step up and be part of doing something about it.

Adapted from their website:

How Does Screening Work?
  • Step 1:
  •  First TrialNet will ask some eligibility questions.
  • Steps 2-3:
  •  TrialNet will verify they have your permission to screen your blood sample and collect personal information.
  • Step 4:
  •  The Online Screening will ask for some basic family history information and a mailing address.
  • Step 5:
  •  TrialNet will mail you a screening kit. Take your screening kit to your local Quest for your blood test. 

  • Note: Screening at Quest facilities is only available for persons located in the US, If you are located outside of this area, but still want to participate, please click here for more information
See answers to common questions about screening >

Who is eligible?
Anyone between the ages of 1 and 45 years with a sibling, child or parent with type 1 diabetes. 
Anyone between the ages of 1 and 20 with a sibling, child, parent, cousin, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, grandparent or half-sibling with type 1 diabetes.

1 comment :

  1. I'm thrilled at how easy it has become to help TrialNet! We'll be doing this soon...