A Biobank for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGID)


About this study

The purpose of this study is to develop a resource (bank) of biospecimens and data collected from individuals with functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) to facilitate discovery and development of novel microbial biomarkers of disease and response to treatment, and novel targeted therapeutic strategies for FGID.  

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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Adult patients attending any of the gastroenterology or other medical outpatient clinics at the Rochester campus with a diagnosis of any functional gastrointestinal disorder (FGID) will be eligible for enrollment
  2. Age ≥ 18

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Individuals who do not comprehend English (i.e., participants must be able to read and sign a consent form without the assistance of an interpreter)
  2. Age <18
  3. Individuals who are unable to sign consent (e.g., mentally challenged, those declared legally incompetent)
  4. Individuals regarded as belonging to a vulnerable population (e.g., prisoners)
  5. Patients will be ineligible to deposit a stool sample if they have had antibiotics within the last month, they can however deposit fecal samples after a washout period
  6. Any other disease(s), condition(s) or habit(s) that would interfere with completion of study, would increase risks, or in the judgment of the investigator would potentially interfere with compliance to this study or would adversely affect study outcomes

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Heather Lekatz CCRP



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