The biobank and you: how it works. 1. Enroll. If eligible, you can read and sign the consent form through your My Health Connection account in the menu under “Research Opportunities.” 2. Provide a sample. A biobank blood sample will be collected at a future UCHealth clinic blood draw (additionally, a saliva sample could be collected) which will be stored and processed in the secured and locked biobank laboratory. 3. DNA and data. Your DNA will be extracted from the sample and analyzed, then your genetic data and medical record data will be linked, de-identified and added to data from 200,000+ other biobank participants. 4. Disease research. We make biobank data available for approved studies so researchers can get a more comprehensive view of how genes influence health and disease. 5. Possible genetic test results. If we learn something about you that may affect your health, we may be able to return this information to you through your My Health Connection account, or by phone or email. To join the biobank today or to learn more, visit You can reach us at 303.724.9944 or

How It Works

Now that you have joined the biobank, here is what you can expect. Once you sign the consent to join the biobank, we will collect a blood or saliva 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 UCHealth and made available for research.

Once your sample is collected, 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.

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