Participants for UofT Tonsil Study (Compensation Provided)

University of Toronto, Department of Immunology

Toronto General Hospital - University Health Network, Internal medicine

Participant Details: Participants will be asked to provide a one-time donation of five tonsil swabs and a small aliquot of blood. A registered research coordinator and phlebotomist will be on-site at the University of Toronto to conduct the sample collection. The expected duration of the visit will be 15-20 minutes. Monetary compensation will be provided.

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Your Impact

Study Objective: The Gommerman lab is recruiting healthy participants for a medical study linking oral bacteria and chronic kidney disease (CKD). In collaboration with the Toronto General Hospital, the study aims to understand differences between healthy individuals and CKD patients in order to elucidate mechanisms that could provide therapeutic benefit for CKD.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

45 to 55 years old

Study Tasks

Tonsil Swab Donation
Small Aliquot of Blood Donation


This study has been approved by the University of Toronto Research and Ethics Board. Protocol #27926


Kidney Disease
Research Study

Activity and Time

Investigational Medicine

Clinical Trial

Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends

15 minute(s) - 20 minute(s) per session

1 session(s)



Study Address

1 King's College Circle Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1A8

Posting date: Nov 4, 2019

Earn $50