Urine will be collected and sent to the University of Maryland. Urines will be analyzed for
Urine will be collected and flash frozen in liquid nitrogen then placed in a -70 C freezer.
All urine will be collected and stored until the final follow-up is complete. The urine
samples will then be sent as a single batch to the Department of Infectious Disease,
University of Maryland. Urines will be assayed in a blinded fashion and a written report of
the levels of each of the 3 urine markers will be sent to Beaumont Hospital. Change in
urine marker levels will be analyzed and correlated with change in symptom scores.
- Patients will be drawn from Dr. Peters patient base that covers Southeast Michigan.