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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Illustration of a COVID-19 particle

The CCTS 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 "COVID19 Biobank".

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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: 84 samples

  • Fat: 217 samples 

  • Muscle: 27 samples

  • Arterial Plaque (fixed): 17 samples

  • Plasma: 1,448 samples

  • Red Blood: 698 samples 

  • Serum: 1,610 samples

  • Tissues: 539 samples
    Including lung, stomach, liver, large and small intestine, aortic tissue, and spleen

        *Last updated Oct 21, 2019

 

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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