Study of Skin Biopsies in Patients with Kidney Disease

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to find a better and more efficient way to diagnose kidney disease clinically. Current testing genetic methods for kidney disease are difficult and expensive. To develop a clinical test for kidney disease, we will obtain and compare skin biopsies from affected and unaffected individuals.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18+

Eligibility Criteria

  • Have Medullary Custic Kidney Disease 1(MCKD1)
  • Healthy family member of someone with MCKD1
  • At least 18 years or older
  • Not currently on blood thinners

What is involved

  • Skin biopsy

Compensation

None

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Kendrah Kidd
Email
kkidd@wakehealth.edu
Phone
336-716-7162

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