Evaluating an investigational, non-invasive diagnostic test for endometriosis
Your participation in EMPOWER may help to create a new normal for the millions of women suffering from endometriosis
Today, an endometriosis diagnosis can take 4-11 years1. The purpose of EMPOWER is to evaluate if endometriosis can be detected via a blood or saliva sample. The ability to diagnose endometriosis non-invasively may reduce time to diagnosis, years of discomfort, and disease progression. In order to achieve this goal, we are seeking 700+ females who are passionate about improving the diagnosis of endometriosis.
WHAT TO EXPECT
By providing ~30 minutes of your time, you can help to pave the path for earlier diagnosis and treatments for endometriosis
Your provider will determine your eligibility. Some requirements include:
Female between the age of 18-49
Undergoing a surgery for suspected endometriosis
Not previously diagnosed with endometriosis via laparoscopy
Your provider will review the study details with you. If you remain interested, you will be asked to sign a consent form.
You will complete 2 study visits to provide blood/saliva samples and complete questionnaires. This may be completed during your regularly scheduled clinic visits. You will receive a small stipend for your participation at each study visit.
Want to help shape the future of endometriosis diagnosis? Review these FAQs and speak with your doctor to learn more
What exactly is endometriosis?
What will be asked of me if I participate?
Will I be compensated for my participation?
What are the enrollment criteria?
Are there any medical risks to participating in the EMPOWER study?
How much blood will be drawn and how frequently?
Who is funding the study?
DotLab is a female-founded, women's healthcare technology company whose mission is to advance women's health into an era of precision medicine by developing breakthrough, actionable technologies that lead to better outcomes. The company is initially focused on the development of a non-invasive test to aid in the diagnosis of active endometriosis which may reduce time to diagnosis. DotLab is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a clinical laboratory in Branford, CT.
Simoens S, et al. The burden of endometriosis: costs and quality of life of women with endometriosis and treated in referral centres. Hum Reprod. 2012 May;27(5):1292-9. doi: 10.1093/humrep/des073.