There are two types of packs used in the study: Baseline and Follow-up.
Contents and ordering information are detailed on the Supplies page.
The paper CRF contains colour-coded forms and barcodes required to label the tubes.
|Serum sample preparation|
|Invert tube gently 5 times - DO NOT SHAKE - allow to clot for 30 minutes at room temperature|
|Step 2||Now process ASAP, ideally <1 hour to Step 3. If there is going to be a delay until centrifuge, place on ice.|
|Step 3||Spin for 10-15 minutes at 1500-2200g (which is approximately 4000-5000rpm) in cooled centrifuge|
|Step 4||Pipette serum from each tube into 3 plain cap freezer tubes, then freeze asap at -80°c. Keep on site until collection is arranged directly with Cardiff.|
CRF & Data Entry
|Visit 8 - 11 Funding|
Sites will receive funding for all completed Visits 8 - 11. The coordinating centre in Glasgow will verify that data for visits is complete then prompt local finance departments to raise invoices quarterly.
Beyond submitting data for each visit, no action is required by researchers to ensure payments are made.
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|Nurse travel (home visits)|