Stem Cell Studies in Peritoneal Dialysis
Up to 200 subjects will be enrolled. They will be enrolled at the Parkland Health & Hospital System Surgery Transplant clinic during their standard of care evaluation for a peritoneal catheter for dialysis. After the catheter is inserted for the first time at Parkland, we will collected the 1st peritoneal dialysate sample and the remaining 7 samples will be collected at the subjects' outpatient dialysis unit, DaVita Elmbrook( old name Gambro).
1.Subjects of either sex, aged above 18 years,
2. Able to give written informed consent,
3. Have already had a Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter
4. No ethnic groups will be excluded