Frequently Asked Questions - Clinical and Patient Sample Collections
Can I request specific inclusion / exclusion criteria?
We can prospectively collect patient samples that meet your study requirements. Inclusion and/or exclusion criteria can be specified such as age, gender, disease stage, treatments, etc.
Are your clinical samples IRB approved?
All samples are collected under IRB approved protocols.
Are all your donors consented?
When required, all donors sign consent forms. Some sample types – such as remnant specimens – must be delinked per federal regulations in order to maintain donor privacy, and thus consenting donors is not possible
Typically how much blood can you collect from a clinical patient?
We can generally collect up to 50 ml whole blood from each patient, however in some cases less volume may be drawn depending on the patient.
Can you ship a matched normal donor at the same time as my disease state samples?
Yes, we can schedule a normal control donor to be drawn at the same time as a clinical patient.
Can you ship samples on the same day of collection?
Yes, we can collect samples and have them couriered to our facility for processing and shipment on the same day of collection.
How big is your clinical network?
We currently work with 70 physician sites, over 200 investigators, 3 hospitals, and 4 remnant labs. Our network is growing every month as we add new specialties and capabilities.
Can you collect biological matrices other than blood?
Yes, we can easily collect saliva, urine, swabs, and other non-invasive biologicals. We can also collect sputum, cerebral spinal fluid, bronchial lavage, bone marrow and other specialty products. We can collect biopsy tissue from some donor types as well.
Can you prospectively collect samples for me if I cannot find them in your inventory?
Yes, we can prospectively collect samples. Our customer service team can work with you and our clinical network to coordinate a new collection.