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Randomised trial investigating the relationship of response rate for blood sample donation to site of biospecimen collection, fasting status and reminder letter: The 45 and Up Study

Banks, Emily; Herbert, Nicol; Rogers, Kris; Mather, Tanya; Jorm, Louisa


BACKGROUND Various options exist for collecting biospecimens and biomarkers from cohort study participants, and these have important logistic, resource and scientific implications. Evidence on how different collection methods affect participation and data quality is lacking. This parallel-design randomised trial, the Link-Up Study, involved blood sample donation and other data collection among participants in an existing cohort study, The 45 and Up Study. It aimed to investigate the relation of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Medical Research Methodology
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-12-147


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