|Age:||18 years or older|
|Keywords:||multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disease, neurological disease|
If you decide to take part in this study, you will be asked to:
-Blood draw (venipuncture): A blood sample will be drawn by inserting a needle into a vein in your arm. The sample will be approximately 1 tablespoon. To minimize your discomfort, blood samples will be taken at the time that other blood is drawn unless there are no other laboratory tests ordered at that visit.You may be asked, however, to give blood up to 8 more times in the future to see if the level of antibodies change over time. Any additional blood draws would be performed at regularly scheduled clinic visits. There would be at least 3 months between blood draw over a period of up to 3 years if requested by the physician.
-Cheek Swab: We will also swish a swab around your mouth to collect mouth (buccal) cells. This takes about one minute, and is painless. We will swab your mouth every time we draw blood for this study.
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