Biospecimens Core

Empowering Your Research

The CCTS Biospecimen Core facilitates access to biological specimens, provides responsive biobanking services, and trains investigators in biospecimen-related research. 

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The University of Kentucky Research Registry and Specimen Bank currently includes more than 33,000 patients who've consented to participate, with the following specimens available:


  • ​​​Buffy Coat: 1,148 samples 

  • CSF: 51 samples

  • Fat: 217 samples 

  • Plaque (fixed): 17 samples

  • Plasma: 1,294 samples

  • Red Blood: 698 samples 

  • Serum: 1,498 samples

  • Tissue: 476 samples

    *Last updated May 21, 2019.

We can also work with you to obtain other types specimens needed for your research.


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