These links provide 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 - Descriptive information on specimen assays from Core, BAA, and Ancillary studies. New assays will be added annually as they become eligible. By selecting a specific test in the left column, you can obtain details such as the specimen type, lab, QA results and number of versions; clicking a specific version will provide the assay method.
Standardization of assays from multiple labs for a given analyte - This document describes a method that uses linear regression to account for gross systematic differences in location (e.g., mean) and/or scale (e.g., standard deviation) of measurements between labs.
Calculation of glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) – for standardization, we recommend using the method described here.
^The baseline CBC results are the
only test results available for the entire WHI population. In the Specimen Assay Results file, the clinic CBCs are labelled as W1 results.
*A description of the CT Subsample and the OS Measurement and Precision Study populations may be found