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How to Access Specimen Test Results

Considerations for Use

The links provided on the Specimen Results page give information about the blood and urine lab results currently available to investigators who are approved to access the WHI datasets.  :

  • Specimen Results "Read Me" Documentation - This file describes the specimen assay result data, how to use those data, and how to use/interpret the Specimen Results Descriptions - complete with examples and Q&A.

  • Specimen Results Descriptions - Here you will find descriptive information on about 300 different assays from about 60 different Core, BAA, and Ancillary studies. New assays will be added on a semi-annual basis as they become eligible. Access to the test result data is restricted to approved investigators.

Data Access

WHI specimen data is available to investigators in several ways:

WHI Summary data available

  • Specimen Results

  • WHI Query Builder

  • Tables

    • WHI Study pages

Participant level specimen data

  • dbGaP for DNA and GWAS data - see requirements on dbGaP site

  • BioLINCC data - available for investigators

  • WHI Data site

  • Confidential data available through VDE

  • WHI Study Sites

  • See WHI Data Access Overview for general information and links to these sites. 



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