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. 

Researcher's hand pulling test tube

The University of Kentucky Research Registry and Specimen Bank currently includes more than 34,339 patients who've consented to participate, with the following specimens available:


  • ​​​Buffy Coat: 1,148 samples 

  • CSF: 75 samples

  • Fat: 217 samples 

  • Muscle: 26 samples

  • Arterial Plaque (fixed): 17 samples

  • Plasma: 1,403 samples

  • Red Blood: 698 samples 

  • Serum: 1,533 samples

  • Tissues: 523 samples
    Including lung, stomach, liver, large and small intestine, aortic tissue, and spleen

        *Last updated Aug 16, 2019


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


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