Big news! The DecodeME team is testing spit kits, ahead of our launch in the new year.
This includes the process of giving a saliva sample (containing your DNA) & posting it back. We’re making sure saliva samples reach us safely before we roll out the study to over 28,000 people early next year in two phases.
Here’s an example of the spit kit’s contents:
We’re excited to be so close to launching and we know you are too from your social media comments and emails.
There’s still time to sign up ahead of our launch. If you’re over 16, live in the UK, and have a diagnosis of ME/CFS you’ll receive your invite when we roll out recruitment early next year.
What does the study involve?
You can take part from home. Stage one of the study is a questionnaire on your symptoms. This determines if you’re eligible for the second stage of the study, the genetics part. You’ll only receive a spit kit (to give us a sample of your DNA) if your symptoms mean you meet the narrow range of patients we need for the genetic analysis stage.
Whether you are involved in the first or both stages you’ll be helping scientists better understand ME/CFS. Register your interest now to be part of this groundbreaking research.