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Exosomal PD Biomarkers

Title A Non-Invasive Technique for the Detection of CSF-Derived Exosomal PD Biomarkers in Olfactory Mucus
Therapeutic Area Parkinson's Disease
Principal Investigator Bryan Ho, MD
Min Age 30 Years
Max Age 80 Years
Gender All
Contact Sarah Gans


We are collecting olfactory mucus in order to determine if we can isolate exosomes and identify PD biomarkers.

Study Details

Inclusion Criteria

  • Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Between the ages of 30 and 80

Exclusion Criteria

  • Use of topical nasal medications in the past 4 weeks
  • Use of steroids.
  • Have a severe septal deviation.

Study Requirements

During your normally scheduled visit, your olfactory mucus will be collected by placing sponges in both nostrals for about 5 minutes.