How it Works

It’s easy and convenient to join the Biobank. In order to take part in the Biobank study, you must:

1. Be a UCHealth patient
2. Be 18 or older
3. Be able to consent for yourself

To participate, you just need to read and sign a consent form. You can access this form by signing on to your My Health Connection account. If you do not have an account yet, you can create one.

If you consent to participate, we will collect a blood sample from you the next time you have blood drawn at any UCHealth clinic. We will process your sample to look at your genetic information. This information will be linked with your health record at UC Health and made available for research.

Click here to view our consent form. To participate, you must sign the form in your My Health Connection account.

When you give your consent, as well as taking a sample, we will look at the information in your health records and link that information to your samples.

We will use your samples and health information for all types of research, including looking at your genetic information. Types of research that may be done include looking for medically relevant genetic differences and analyzing your genetic ancestry.

Researchers will have to ask for permission to study samples and any information, including genetic information, held by the Biobank; some of these researchers may work at other hospitals, universities, government institutions, or at drug- or health-related companies. Researchers who are not part of the study will not have access to your personal information.

Your privacy is extremely important to us. We take all reasonable steps to keep your information private. It’s the information about your health and the sample you’re donating that’s important, not your identity.

Join Us!

Do you have an active UCHealth My Health Connection account?

UCHealth patient? Don’t have a UCHealth My Health Connection account?

Not a UCHealth patient? Don’t want to sign up online? Contact us!