HEAD Active Study Page

Welcome HEAD Study staff, coordinators, and PI's.

This section encompasses study specific tools and videos for your reference. If you have any questions, comments, or new ideas please contact NCRAD by email or phone (800) 526-2839 or directly at (317) 278-1170.


18 Month




Whole Blood for banking

Whole Blood for RNA**

**2.5 ml PAXgene™ RNA Tube for Whole Blood

Kit Request Module

Please follow the below link to access the Kit Request Module. This link will direct you to a REDCap database where study coordinators and staff may request kits, individual supplies, and/or labels. Study related sites will use the same link for ordering supplies related to blood-based samples and for CSF. Please allow a total of two weeks for kit requests to be compiled and delivered to your site.

Kit Request System

Biological Sample and Shipment Notification Forms

Please use the below downloadable forms to collection information on specimen patient demographics, collection, and processing. We respectfully ask that all completed forms be emailed (alzstudy@iu.edu) or faxed (317-321-2003) prior to shipment. If you complete the form on the website, you can choose to have it emailed automatically to us. We also ask that all shipments include a hard copy of each sample form.

Downloadable Blood Sample Form

Manual of Procedures

The below downloadable manual for biomarkers was created specifically for the study. Please feel free to explore the manuals through the hyperlinked “Table of Contents”. Questions concerning any part of the manual may be directed to NCRAD at (alzstudy@iu.edu or 800-526-2839) for further clarification.

Manual of Procedures

Training Slides

Please see the link below for the training slides for the study.

Training Slides

Video Tutorials

See training video for blood collection:

Collecting Blood in the PAXgene Blood RNA Tube

See training video for Freezing Blood in the PAXgene Blood RNA Tube

Freezing Blood in the PAXgene Blood RNA Tube