Memphis, Tennessee 38103


Subjects are being asked to donate blood, urine, vaginal secretions and/or tissue to a repository for research.This repository will store donated specimens for future research. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, under the direction of Dr. Giancarlo Mari, Professor and Chair, is responsible for the operation of the repository. Additionally, in the case of a stillborn child, the mother will be given the opportunity to donate samples from her stillborn baby's autopsy to a repository for research.

Study summary:

The stored samples will be used in studies to help researchers understand normal events in pregnancy, as well as events that occur when women and/or their babies have a disease or condition during pregnancy. Additionally, the samples may be used in future studies to develop cell lines for research, create tests to diagnose disease, or develop treatments. A cell line is the result of cells grown outside the body in a laboratory. This process will allow those cells to grow continuously when given the appropriate nutrients and conditions for growth, and will result in a permanent cell culture which is the collection of cells that are grown outside the body in a laboratory. The stored samples will also be used in future studies to help researchers identify genetic influences during pregnancy. Genes are like blueprints in each of your cells that determine traits that you inherit, like eye color and hair color. Genes may also influence what diseases you get and how you respond to treatment. DNA is the substance that makes up your genes. The subject will sign an informed consent for her participation (Primary Informed Consent). In the situation of a stillbirth occurring, the mother of the stillborn baby will sign an informed consent regarding the tissue samples to be obtained during the hospital's routinely performed autopsy. (Secondary Informed Consent).


Inclusion Criteria: - English speaking female - patients presenting for medical care at the Regional One Health perinatal clinics or Regional One Health Labor and Delivery Dept. will be asked to participate in the study. Exclusion Criteria: - Those not meeting the above criteria.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Giancarlo Mari, M.D.
Prof. & Chair, UTHSC; Dir.,TN Inst. of Feto-Maternal & Infant Health; Dir., High-Risk Obstet

Giancarlo Mari, M.D
Phone: 901-448-2531

Backup Contact:

Annette B. Hickerson
Phone: 901-448-4784

Location Contact:

Memphis, Tennessee 38103
United States

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Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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