​​​​ATTIRE Randomised Clinical Trial

Blood Sample Collection overview:

Urine and Stool Collection

This is optional and should only be performed if the patient gives additional optional consent.

Urine is transferred into a cryovial and frozen without any processing  steps

Stool is transferred into a cryovial containing RNALater (pre prepared at UCL) and shaken for a few seconds before freezing. 


Blood Sample Collection


In the RCT 1 frozen whole blood sample (purple top, EDTA) per patient is required plus a green top (heparin) blood sample on days 1,5 and 10 for each patient. The green top sample should be processed in the laboratory and plasma removed and frozen. Weekends are excluded from sample collection and if a collection day falls at the weekend the sample should be taken on the closest day possible. 


Frozen samples will be transferred to UCL at the end of the study

Sample Collection: RCT (stage 2) - TO BE STARTED IN OCTOBER 2016


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