Here are the most popular questions around DigitalMe. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any other questions, requests, or feedback — research is a partnership!
Where do I take my day-of blood draw survey?
You can take your day-of blood draw survey at www.patientslikeme.com/dayofdraw
How do I reschedule an appointment?
To reschedule your appointment, call our partners EMSI at 877-422-7116
When will I get my results back?
We're still working to figure out how to get insightful information back to participants. In the beginning, as these measurements are very expensive, we will be selecting only certain samples for analysis. It will depend on the research question we are trying to answer. It is possible that some, or even all of your samples are never measured. However, we have already begun to analyze samples from some people that have donated. Our goal is to be able to share back your results so you can improve your health. We will have to wait until we have enough data to do the right research first and make sure the results we do share are usable, useful, ethical, and compliant with state regulations. It’s impossible to know when that will be, though we will share the results of our research findings as soon as we have them!
Why are you doing this research?
This is a long term effort to increase our understanding of the factors that contribute to health and disease, for you, for others like you, and for researchers. We’re doing this as technology is rapidly advancing. We now have the ability to take hundreds of thousands of measurements from a single vial of blood. These measurements may give us early signals about what causes or accelerates disease, and what contributes to health. They may also help us find out more about the range of disease subtypes that might exist, so that we can more finely classify diseases and develop more targeted treatments.
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