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In general, prospective patients can anticipate that most Research Studies will require for the patient to be in a fasting state, in addition to bringing certain study related materials which may be listed below. Generally fasting implies not only the duration of the fasting period but also restrictions concerning smoking, alcohol, coffee/tea consumption, and physical activity in addition to eating. An member of the ACIP research team will provide you with the appropriate study related details.


Below are some general information the Prospective Patient should have available that will assist in qualifying for one of our many research studies:


1. Current Medication History including Dosage, Start Date, and Allergies.

2. Contact information of Primary Care Physician and Rheumatologist.

3. Expect to give Significant Medical History (including any surgeries and diagnosis’s).

4. You can expect the visits to last between 1 to 2 hours.