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Biological Samples, DNA and Structural Assessments

Obtaining the standard biological sample, DNA or structural assessment variables

  • As these tests and assessments provide a huge number of independent and related measures, it has not been possible to select standard baskets.
  • If you are interested in these topics, many variables are available on Skylark, so an appropriate keyword search [based on the measure(s) you are interested in] on Skylark should give the results you need.
  • For example, search for 'LDL' or 'cholesterol' for the relevant samples, or 'DXA' will give you all the DEXA measures collected at age 60-64.
  • You can then email the XML of your saved basket to us in support of your application.


However, please note that a large proportion of these data are not available on Skylark due to their size or nature; for example DNA, activity data and other 'specialist' assessments and scans. Please contact us if your research may require access to the specialist datasets.