Relationship between HLA B27, disease status and the human microbiome
The purpose of this study is to learn more about the relationship between the microbes which naturally reside in the gut and other organs of the body and diseases that are associated with a gene called HLA B27.
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
-At least 18 years of age
-Willing and able to give consent, provide samples and complete study paperwork
-No history of bowel or intestine surgery
-No diagnosis or history of colon cancer
Healthy Volunteers Needed
Duration of Participation
One visit at OHSU that can last up to 2 hours.
$10 clincard upon completion of study specimen(s). For most subjects this will be a one time event. Some subjects will have the opportunity to provide specimen(s) more than once.