Study to assess a potential diagnostic blood test for depression

The purpose of this study is:

  1. To confirm a test that measures blood proteins can correctly diagnose whether a depressed person has bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, or major depressive disorder. 
  2. To investigate whether the blood test can predict response to antidepressant treatment over 8 weeks.

If you are currently experiencing depression, are between the ages of 18 and 70, and have bipolar disorder, you may be eligible to participate in a research study at the University of Minnesota to help researchers better understand and diagnose depression.

Participants will be compensated up to $300 for their complete participation.

Study team

Principal Investigator (PI):
Study Coordinator:

Study status

Enrolling participants

Who can participate?

  • Ages 18-70
  • Experiencing depression
  • Have bipolar disorder

For more information:

Tegan Carr, study coordinator
612-624-0191

or email:
carr0550@umn.edu