Table 1. Overview of number of donor types and blood preparation types retrieved from different clinical sites. Samples from patients with BMD, DMD, healthy individuals (CONT) and female carriers of DMD and BMD (FC) collected at four different locations, that is, at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), University of Ferrara (UNIFE), University of Newcastle (UNEW) and University College London (UCL) were included in this study, resulting in a total of 345 samples (225 plasma and 120 serum preparations) collected at three different countries from 245 individuals.
DiagnosisSample originNumber of individualsSample typeNumber of samples
DMDUNEW60Plasma60
Serum60
LUMC12Serum12
UCL40Plasma40
UNIFE18Plasma18
TOTAL130190
BMDUNEW24Plasma24
Serum24
UNIFE9Plasma9
TOTAL3357
FCUNEW16Plasma16
Serum16
TOTAL1632
CONTUNIFE58Plasma58
LUMC8Serum8
TOTAL6666
TOTAL245345