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What is this resource?

The CTSI-CN Biorepository provides assistance in the setup, logistics, collection, processing and storage of specimens for biobanking purposes.

The types of specimens that we currently process and store include:

  • Whole blood
  • Buccal swabs
  • Urine
  • Saliva
  • Buffy coat

CTSI-CN biobanking services include:

  • Specimen collection
  • Specimen processing (e.g.,. DNA extraction) and storage at the Participant and Clinical Interactions (PCI) / Clinical Research Unit (CRU) for biospecimens collected in accordance to approved IRB protocols
  • Database management including data entry, sample location, related clinical information and specimen recovery
  • Coordinate future sample analyses with the Proteomics Genomics Core lab at Children’s National

Our lab facility follows strict Standard Operating Procedures for sample collection & processing, DNA extraction, sample storage, location and recovery.

Additional Services:

  • Prospective biospecimen collection to fulfill investigator needs for IRB-approved protocols
  • Storage for biospecimens collected by investigators under IRB-approved protocols. Stored biospecimens belong solely to the investigator
  • Software tools (Freezer Pro) for sample log, sample data entry, bar coding and location

Who can use this resource?

All Children’s National Hospital research investigators can utilize the CTSI-CN Biorepository.

How much does access to this resource cost?

Usage of the CTSI-CN Biorepository is offered at reasonable cost. To see the price associated with this service or other CTSI-CN resources, please visit the SPARC Request portal.

How do I access this resource?

To request CTSI-CN Biorepository services, please arrange for a consultation meeting via the SPARC Request portal.

Who should I contact for more information?

For questions regarding the CTSI-CN Biorepository or to arrange a tour, please request a consultation via our SPARC Request portal.

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