Genetic Study for Kidney Patients
Genetic Research into FSGS, Nephrotic Syndrome, Unexplained Proteinuria, and Unexplained Kidney Failure
The Laboratory of Inherited Kidney Disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, directed by Dr. Martin Pollak, seeks to identify genes that underlie the development of FSGS and similar diseases.
Trial for people with
Primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), nephrotic syndrome, unexplained proteinuria, and/or unexplained kidney failure
The Genetic Research Study hopes that by identifying genetic causes of kidney disease, better treatments can eventually be made for patients living with these conditions.
What is involved for the Patient?
Patients will share a saliva sample with the lab. The kit will be mailed to the patient, and the patient will then mail their sample back to the lab.
About the drug or intervention
Learn more at https://sites.google.com/site/pollakfsgs/home
- Study CoordinatorAndrea Knobb at The Pollak Lab
- Study Coordinator Emailaknob@bidmc.harvard.edu
- Study Coordinator Phone617-667-0467