COVID-19 Biobank

Supporting Researchers Working on the Novel Virus


The COVID-19 Biobank collects specimens from inpatients who have tested positive or are showing signs consistent with COVID-19. The biobank also collects discarded nasopharyngeal swabs from COVID tests performed at UK and discarded blood from COVID positive patients seen at UK.

Request specimens from the bank through the CCTS Service Request Formselect "Biospecimens" and then select the "COVID19 Biobank".

COVID-19 illustration

The CCTS partnered with many areas across the UK to develop the COVID-19 Biobank. Partners included,  but are not limited to, Markey Cancer Center, UKHC Clinical Laboratory, the Department of Internal Medicine, Divisions of Infectious Disease and Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, and many faculty members.



The informed consent process for the COVID-19 Biobank is handled remotely via Redcap. This video provides instructions for the remote consent process. 





Information about the general CCTS Biobank is available here


COVID-19 Biobank Team