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 36,171 patients who've consented to participate, with the following specimens available*:

 

  • ​​​Buffy Coat: 1,149 samples 

  • Plasma: 1,163 samples

  • Serum: 2,193 samples

  • Red Blood: 221 samples 

  • Whole Blood: 77 samples

  • CSF: 112 samples

  • Fat: 217 samples 

  • Muscle: 14 samples

  • Arterial Plaque (fixed): 17 samples

  • Tissues: 578 samples
    Including lung, stomach, liver, large and small intestine, aortic tissue, and spleen

*Last updated January 14, 2021. 

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

 

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Learn more about CCTS and UK biospecimen resources: 

 

CCTS Biobank FAQs

 

 

 

 

 


 

How to Use i2b2 to Search for Biospecimen Availability

 

 

 

 


 

Additional Biospecimen Resources at UK

 

 

 

 

 


 

CCTS Biobank Impact

35,227

Enrolled Biobank Patients

83.9%

Consent Rate for Biobank Enrollment

3,000

Biospecimen Samples Dispersed

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