A Study of Markers in the Blood and/or Stored Kidney Biopsy Tissue in Patients with a History of Childhood Onset of Membranous Nephropathy


  • 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
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 12-007259
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 12-007259

About this study

The study is being done to look for markers in the blood and/or stored kidney biopsy tissue, in patients with a history of childhood onset Membranous Nephropathy. By collecting health information and laboratory samples, our goal is to learn more about membranous nephropathy.

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:

  • Age <17 years old at diagnosis of MN (this is diagnosis age only)
  • Present age less than 21 years old
  • Biopsy proven Membranous Nephropathy in all patients.
  • Secondary Membranous Nephropathy (non-infectious etiology) will be used as controls.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Secondary MN due to infectious causes.
  • Inability or unwillingness of individual or legal guardian/representative to give written informed consent.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Cheryl Tran, M.D.

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Contact information:

Cheryl Tran M.D.




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