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Tuberculosis Research Blood Bank

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rany Condos, MD, New York University School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: September 3, 2014
Last verified: September 2014

To create a Tuberculosis Research Blood Bank for future molecular genetics and serological studies

Condition Intervention
Procedure: Develop a bank of blood samples from patients infected with TB for future molecular genetics studies and serological studies

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by New York University School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Develop TB Blood Bank [ Time Frame: Long-Term ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To develop a bank of blood samples (serum, plasma, buffy coat DNA) and urine from patients infected with TB. This blood and urine will be used for future molecular genetics studies. Demographic data will be collected and samples will be stored by number. The banked specimens will be evaluated in an attempt to identify susceptibility genes in TB disease. Specifically, expression of the human Bcg gene that codes for resistance to M. tuberculosis will be evaluated and its expression correlated expression with gender, race, clinical TB characteristics. Each patient will have a unique identifier and therefore data generated from this analysis will not be linkable to the patient.

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: November 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2015
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
TB diagnosis Procedure: Develop a bank of blood samples from patients infected with TB for future molecular genetics studies and serological studies
Blood sample


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

TB patients


50 patients per year

Inclusion Criteria:

  • TB suspect with positive sputum smear
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00212498

United States, New York
NYU School of Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York University School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Rany Condos, MD NYU School of Medicine
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Rany Condos, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT00212498     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11354 (previously 4424)
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: September 3, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Actinomycetales Infections
Bacterial Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Mycobacterium Infections processed this record on November 25, 2014