If you consented to the optional component of the consent form, you gave Episona permission to store your sample at the lab. We currently do not have plans to conduct additional research. If the research team at Episona deems it necessary to perform additional research, we are required to gain your consent and the consent of the Institutional Review Board (IRB). We currently work with the University of Pennsylvania for our IRB reviews. Your sample will be destroyed upon your request. If you wish to do so after we have completed our data analysis, please contact us at email@example.com.