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Criteria for participation in the BioBank

The National Psoriasis BioBank is currently collecting DNA from two groups of people: those who have psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis (cases), and those who do not (controls). 

Case participants

Those with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis) must:

  • Be age 15 or older
  • Be the only person in their immediate family participating in the BioBank ("immediate family" is defined as grandparents, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren)
  • Have a dermatologist and/or rheumatologist who can verify their diagnosis
  • Have not given blood or tissue sample to another psoriasis-related study
  • Have no personal history of several other inflammatory disorders, including: eczema, atopic dermatitis, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

Control participants

Those without psoriasis must:

  • Be age 18 or older
  • Be the only person in their immediate family participating in the BioBank
  • Have no personal history of psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis
  • Have no personal history of several other autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, including: Crohn's disease, lupus, eczema, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, alopecia areata, atopic dermatitis, ulcerative colitis, type I diabetes (juvenile onset)

Start your registration

Ready to help us find a cure? If you qualified as a case or control, begin your registration by clicking on the button below that applies to you.

Participate in the biobank as a Case  Participate in the biobank as a Control
You will be redirected to another Psoriasis Foundation website, www.StopPsoriasis.org, to complete your application.