CHMS Biobank

Overview

The biobank is an integral part of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS), which is a cross-sectional survey designed to produce a nationally representative estimates that accurately portraits the health of Canadians.

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Biospecimens

The biobank stores whole blood, plasma, serum, buffy coat, urine, and DNA from consenting Canadians between the ages of 3 to 79 years, on an ongoing basis.

Currently available samples stored for analysis in health studies.

Researchers

The CHMS Biobank is enhanced by the national representability of the cohort and the possibility of merging the biospecimens' data with CHMS content which includes environmental chemical exposure, bone health, cardiovascular health, immunology, endocrinology, nutrition, and more.

More info for researchers

Participants

By consenting to storage of their blood, urine and DNA for use in future health studies, participants contribute to advances in health care and research. We ensure scientific excellence while protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our respondents.

More info for participants

Projects

Ongoing and recent projects of the biobank

Learn more about our projects

Contact Information

For all inquiries e-mail: statcan.chms-biobank-ecms-biobanque.statcan@canada.ca

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