What is the Biobank here for?
Participants have consented to be re-approached for a ‘recruit-by-genotype’ participation in physiological studies of complex intermediary phenotypes. The Oxford Biobank can be accessed by Oxford-based, internal researchers and external investigators.
By volunteering to participate, you help us to carry out research in a number of different diseases and conditions like diabetes, obesity and other metabolic illnesses and heart disease
Your participation may also help in the development of new drugs and treatments for these illnesses. This will benefit future generations as we may be able to offer better treatment of these illnesses
Researchers are already publishing the results of research that has used samples from the Oxford BioBank.
Further information is available in our OBB Patient Information Sheet (pdf)
FOR CLINICAL TRIALS
The Oxford Biobank is an immensely valuable resource consisting of a local population whose data (from a screening visit) provide information on mechanisms of disease (typically diabetes and heart disease) and opportunities to engage in the development of novel diagnostics and novel therapies.
How Do I Take Part?
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Come to OCDEM for your appointment after fasting overnight
Please fast on the day of your appointment!
We ask you to have your evening meal before 9pm the evening before, and not to eat or drink anything except water before your appointment.
At the screening visit you will fill in some questionnaires and have some measurements taken
We record your blood pressure, height, weight and waist and hip measurements. We take measurements of your body fat by pinching the skin on your arm, hip and back. We take a blood sample (approximately 50mls of blood). We perform a DEXA scan, which measures your total body fat as well as some regional deposits of fat. The scan takes about 7-12 minutes to complete and will be done by one of the trained research nurses. We will record your family history.
After about an hour and a half, we will provide you with a light snack and you can go home
Tea, coffee, toast with different jams.