Participants’ Experience

Step 1: Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, you can contact us at 7777 1838 or 22 892815.

Alternatively, you can register online at

Appointments are available between 9:00 and 14:00 at our facilities located at Shacolas Educational Center for Clinical Medicine or 89 Kennedy Avenue, Nicosia.

The participation procedure takes approximately 40 minutes.

Step 2: Preparation for the Appointment

Preparation for your appointment can be done in the following ways:

  • Abstain from food for 12, 8, or 2 hours before your appointment. It is advisable to drink water before the appointment.
  • Bring your first-morning urine in a sterile container, kept dry and cool. Alternatively, you can collect the urine sample during your appointment.

Step 3: Providing Justification and Signing the Consent Form

Our knowledgeable nursing team will explain the program’s objectives and address any questions you might have. Afterward, you will sign the required Biobank Participation Consent Form.

Step 4: Questionnaire and Health History

You will answer demographic questions, provide information about your lifestyle, and discuss your sleeping patterns. A detailed medical history will also be obtained at this stage.

Step 5: Body Composition Analysis and Biometric Data Collection

Biometric information, including height, weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and waist circumference, will be recorded. Additionally, a body composition analysis, such as body fat measurement, will be conducted.

Step 6: Blood and Urine Collection

It is recommended that you bring your first-morning urine. If not possible, a small urine sample will be collected during your visit. A blood sample (approximately 40ml) will also be collected as part of the procedure.

Step 7: Dissemination of Results and Updates

You will promptly receive the results of hematological and biochemical analyses free of charge. Please note that personal genetic results will not be shared, as the samples will be utilized in research projects.

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