A Biorepository for the Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona: 08-007846
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 08-007846
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 08-007846

About this study

The purpose of this study is to establish a repository consisting of clinical information, radiological data, serum, peripheral blood lymphocytes, plasma, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), urine, stool, DNA and tissue specimens collected from patients who have central nervous system (CNS)  inflammatory diseases. 

Participation eligibility

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.

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Inclusion Criteria

  • Male or female
  • Has inflammatory disease
    • Controls will not have an inflammatory disease
  • All ages are being enrolled
    • For skin punch biopsies, participants must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to give informed consent or have an appropriate representative available to do so.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Institutionalized (i.e., Federal Medical Prison)
  • Allergy to lidocaine, bupivacaine, and/or epinephrine for skin punch biopsy only

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Sean Pittock, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

No Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Sean Pittock, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Jessica Sagen M.A.



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Study Results Summary

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Supplemental Study Information

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