Empowering Your Research
The CCTS Biospecimen Core facilitates access to biological specimens, provides responsive biobanking services, and trains investigators in biospecimen-related research.
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 Form—select "Biospecimens" and then select "COVID19 Biobank".
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.
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
Enrolled Biobank Patients
Consent Rate for Biobank Enrollment
Biospecimen Samples Dispersed