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What Participation Looks Like

Learn what to expect before taking part in an Avrok study. 
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The Process

Avrok is committed to simplify patient participation in research.

We understand the challenges individuals may face, and we prioritize accessible, patient-centric approaches. By bringing research opportunities directly to their doorstep, we aim to streamline the process and reduce the logistical challenges associated with participation. Additionally, our dedication to flexibility ensures that participants can engage without long-term commitments, fostering an environment where patients can contribute to groundbreaking research with ease and comfort.

Step 1

Submit a Health Profile

Tell us a bit more about yourself and your medical history so that we can connect you with relevant research opportunities.

Step 2

Hear From Avrok

Speak directly with our Patient Coordination team to learn more about what is required to participate and see if you qualify for any active studies.

Step 3

Enrollment & Scheduling

Your personal patient coordinator will be with you every step of the way, ensuring that you are prepared to participate and work with you to arrange an appointment that fits your schedule.

Step 4

Participate At-Home

Our team of mobile phlebotomists will come directly to you and ensure your comfort and safety during the collection.

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We Come to You

Avrok utilizes a team of mobile phlebotomists to perform all sample collections directly at your place of residence. 

Don't want someone in your home? Check out our donation center locations in the Los Angeles region. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the process for at-home sample collection?

Upon registration with Avrok Bio, we will assess your health profile and reach out if you meet the criteria for a research study. If eligible, a clinical research coordinator will contact you within 48 hours to validate your health information and provide detailed information about the specific study requirements.

Once you feel prepared to proceed, our mobile phlebotomy team will work with you to arrange a convenient at-home visit. A dedicated member of Avrok Bio's mobile health team will meet you in the privacy and comfort of your home, explaining the research study and perform the sample collection process.

Can I withdraw from a study?

Participants are able to withdraw from a research study at any time without obligation or consequence. We prioritize their well-being, promptly and without prejudice honoring their decision. Our commitment includes maintaining open communication and providing necessary support for individuals to make choices aligned with their best interests during their research participation journey.

Will I be compensated for participating?

Yes! Participants receive compensation in the form of a gift card for each study they participate in. This will be issued 5-7 business days after completing the study. 

Compensation varies by study. 

How is my information protected?

We adhere to the highest standards of privacy and security, including compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Our robust data protection measures encompass advanced encryption, secure storage practices, and stringent access controls. By strictly adhering to HIPAA regulations, we ensure the confidentiality and integrity of patient information throughout its lifecycle.

How are research participants protected?

At Avrok Bio, the protection and well-being of our research participants are paramount. We prioritize stringent ethical standards and adhere to the guidelines set by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), an independent body that ensures the rights, safety, and confidentiality of participants. Our research protocols undergo thorough ethical review by the IRB, which evaluates the study's design and safeguards in place to protect participants. This process helps guarantee that participants are treated with the utmost respect and that their data remains confidential. Our commitment to transparency, adherence to ethical guidelines, and collaboration with IRBs underscores our dedication to maintaining the highest standards of participant protection in all our research endeavors.