Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.See eligibility criteria
- Anyone undergoing cardiac catheterization for suspected coronary artery disease over age 18.
- Patients currently on long-term antibiotics who cannot stop them for at least 2 weeks prior to providing a stool sample.
- Patients on chronic laxatives who cannot stop for at least 24 hours prior to stool collection.
- Patients who are unable to provide a stool sample to Mayo clinic within 24 hours of collection via FedEx overnight mail. (i.e., people overseas who are unable to provide a sample before leaving the USA).