FAQs About Finding LTFU Participants
What if I don’t have complete patient information for some or all of the study participants?
Because each patient search is unique and the culture and practices of each client are different, we tailor the rules of each search to the exact specification of the client. As your patient search professionals, we will work to advise you on our methodologies and techniques and to make sure that each one meets your satisfaction and approval. If you find that an approach or technique is not suitable, we simply omit that from our engagement. This allows you to ensure the treatment of your data and the patient at every step.
What information can help you get started?
Full names, dates of birth, prior addresses and even old and outdated telephone numbers can be very helpful to us. This is obviously the ideal scenario and we know that not every study will include such data. At the very least, we will require a patient’s full name. Geographic location and/or prior addresses are also very helpful.
How long until results are complete?
Search results depend on the total number of participants and the complexity of the investigation itself. Normally, results can begin to be returned in as little as forty-eight hours. Because our searches are not reliant on database results, but rather are conducted by skilled investigators, we recommend speaking with our team directly about expected turnaround times on a case by case basis.
What if patients have moved out of the country?
ASG Investigations has the capability to search for patients in any country on the globe. What is the difference between ASG and data trace people search companies I find online. A lot! First and foremost, we apply a variety of investigative techniques and skill sets to not only locate current contact information, but also verify our results with more than one source of information. Because we are licensed investigators, your search inquiries are not simply run through a database, they are confirmed using the best available investigative methods.
Can I get IRB approval to use ASG Investigations to assist in finding LTFU participants?
Absolutely. Because we have been through the process before, we understand the requirements and can provide any and all documentation necessary to ensure swift approval for use of our services. This also extends to understanding and being able to work under the highest levels of confidentiality imposed at various levels of the research process (corporate and institutional).