National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey biospecimen program : NHANES III (1988–1994) and NHANES 1999–2014
Published Date:July 2015
Corporate Authors:National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.) ; National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (U.S.) ;
Series:Vital and health statistics. Series 2, Data evaluation and methods research ; no. 170
DHHS publication ; no. (PHS) 2015–1368
Description:Acknowledgment -- Introduction -- NHANES III (1988–1994) and NHANES 1999–2014 -- Development of Biorepositories -- Biospecimen Operations . -- Access to Biospecimens -- Summary -- References . . -- Appendix I. Supporting Figures and Tables -- Appendix II. Glossary -- Text Table -- List of Appendix Figures -- List of Appendix Tables.
Background: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey’s (NHANES) biospecimen program was formed to manage the collection of biospecimens (including serum, plasma, urine, and DNA) from NHANES cycles, the storage of biospecimens in NHANES biorepositories, accessing of biospecimens by researchers, and the providing of resulting data to future researchers. Data from biospecimen research can be combined with existing NHANES data.
Objective: This report provides background on the development of NHANES biorepositories and describes the collection, processing, and storing of biospecimens; ethical considerations and informed consent; and the proposal process for accessing biospecimens and resulting data. The number and types of biospecimens collected in each survey cycle from NHANES III (1988– 1994) through NHANES 1999–2014 are discussed so that researchers can understand what biospecimens are available if they are considering using NHANES biospecimens in their research.
Suggested citation: McQuillan GM, McLean JE, Chiappa M, Lukacs SL. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey biospecimen program: NHANES III (1988–1994) and NHANES 1999–2014. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 2(170). 2015.
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