How Sticky is Your Blood?

Detailed Description:
This case-control study will recruit individuals with a diagnosis of MS and healthy controls. Individuals will be asked to come to Bastyr Clinical Research Center for a single study visit, at which time dietary intake, current medications and supplements, other medical diagnoses, and coagulation will be evaluated.


Ages Eligible for Study:  

18 Years and older

Genders Eligible for Study:  


Accepts Healthy Volunteers:  


Sampling Method:  

Non-Probability Sample

Study Population

Study population will be sixty (60) individuals with diagnosed or probable multiple sclerosis, verified by board certified neurologist, and forty (40) age and sex matched healthy controls.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of clinically probable of clinically definite multiple sclerosis made by board certified neurologist.
  • Controls must consider themselves healthy and be free of any neurological, autoimmune, endocrine or other chronic disease. Must also be free of any recent acute illness/injury that can influence inflammatory activity.
  • Individuals must be 18 or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of coagulation defect
  • Use of anticoagulants (eg. warfarin, coumadin) or Aspirin within 30 days of entry.
  • NSAID within 7 days of entry (dietary intake of fish oil or turmeric is acceptable)
  • Pregnancy


Contact: Laurie K Mischley, ND, MPH, PhD (c)

425 602-3306


Study area: 
Principal investigator: 
Laurie Mischley, ND, PhD, MPH
Project period: 
Completed date (for sorting): 
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Funded by: 
Charles and Barbara Wright Multiple Sclerosis Research Fund