COVID-19 Biobank

Supporting Researchers Working on the Novel Virus


The COVID-19 Biobank will initially be collecting specimens from inpatients who have tested positive or are showing signs consistent with COVID-19.

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

COVID-19 illustration

The CCTS has partnered with many areas across the UK to develop a COVID-19 Biobank. Partners include,  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


In the News
Title Card for "The Rebound Kentucky: Relieve, Respond, Revive

The CCTS COVID-19 Biobank was recently featured on LEX18's Rebound Kentucky series. 

COVID-19 Biobank Team

COVID-19 News from the CCTS