Results of biological exams and medical assessments are subject to medical confidentiality. They are not disclosed in any way outside the study. Strict confidentiality is observed regarding your study file and personal data. You are identified by a code number that is, in turn, assigned to your anonymized samples.
Your coded biological samples are analyzed at the laboratory of the VIC in the CHUV or sent to other laboratories based in Switzerland or abroad. Samples may be stored for a minimum period of 10 years depending on the requirements of the study. This may involve further analysis of your samples. No further analysis of your samples will, however, be performed without your additional consent.