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Data Collection

Health Questionnaire

Data collection tools and methods included a “Proof of Claim and Health Questionnaire” and voluntary submission of a blood sample, in the manner and format agreed upon by parties to the settlement and supervised by Judge Hill, Jr. Data and information supplied by members of the Class participating in the C8 Health Project have been stored in a secured SQL-based database.

Here is a copy of the Health Questionnaire completed by all participants in the C8 Health Project. Please note that this document is copyrighted to Brookmar, Inc. with all rights reserved.

Validated Medical Diagnoses

As part of the data collection process, Brookmar, Inc. used medical records to validate the following list of diagnoses if they were reported by participants:

Addison’s Disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Anemia
Birth Defects
Cancer
Cerebrovascular Accident
Cushing’s Syndrome
Diabetes
Heart Disease
Liver Disease
Lupus/SLE
Multiple Sclerosis
Pregnancy Complications
Raynaud’s Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Scleroderma
Sjogren’s Syndrome
Thyroid Disease

Perfluorochemicals

Blood samples, when provided in sufficient quantity, were analyzed for the following perfluorochemicals:

C5 (Perfluoropentanoic Acid)
C6 (Perfluorohexanoic Acid)
C6 Sulfonate (Perfluorohexane Sulfonate)
C7 (Perfluoroheptanoic Acid)
C8 Sulfonate (Perfluorooctane Sulfonate)
C8 (Perfluorooctanoic Acid)
C10 (Perfluorodecanoic Acid)
C11 (Perfluoroundecanoic Acid)
C12 (Perfluorododecanoic Acid)

Clinical Laboratory Tests

In addition to PFCs, the following clinical laboratory tests were performed on blood samples (where serum quantities allowed):

Alpha-Fetoprotein Tumor Marker (Serum)
Albumin (Serum)
Alkaline Phosphatase (Serum)
Alanine Transaminase (ALT or SGPT)
Antinuclear Antibodies (Direct)
Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST or SGOT)
Basophils (Absolute)
Basophils
Bilirubin, Direct
Bilirubin, Total
Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
Calcium (Serum)
Cancer Antigen (CA-125)
Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)
Chloride (Serum)
Cholesterol, Total
Cortisol
C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
Creatinine (Serum)
Eosinophil
Eosinophil (Absolute)
Estradiol
Folates (Folic Acid; Serum)
Free Testosterone (Direct)
Free Thyroxine Index
Gamma-glutamyl Transpeptidase (GGT)
Globulin, Total
Glucose (Serum)
High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol
Hematocrit
Hemoglobin
Immunoglobulin A (IgA; Serum)
Immunoglobulin G (IgG; Serum)
Immunoglobulin M (IgM; Serum)
Insulin
Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1)
Iron (Serum)
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)
Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol (Calculated Value)
Lymphocytes
Lymphocytes (Absolute)
Magnesium (Serum)
Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH)
Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC)
Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)
Monocytes
Monocytes (Absolute)
Neutrophils
Neutrophils (Absolute)
Phosphorus (Serum)
Platelets
Potassium (Serum)
Prolactin
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA; Serum)
Total Protein (Serum)
Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW)
Red Blood Cell Count (RBC)
Sodium (Serum)
T3 Uptake
Testosterone (Serum)
Thyroxine (T4)
Triglycerides
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Uric Acid (Serum)
Vitamin B12
Very Low Density Lipoprotein (VLDL) Cholesterol (Calculated Value)
White Blood Cell Count (WBC)