Biorepository

The biorepository has IRB approval to obtain and store specimens of interest to many investigators. Surgeries are the primary source of collected materials. However, blood, urine, hair, and nails can also be collected as requested. When fresh or fixed tissue is not requested, the material is flash frozen and stored at -140ºC. Fluids are stored at -80ºC. All specimens are annotated with the BTM database. Most of our collections are obtained by request of an investigator and released to the investigator based on their IRB-approved protocol. Samples are available to any investigator within and outside of the IU Health system at a nominal fee on request.

In the past sixteen years, members of the biorepository team have collected over 120,000 specimens from almost 17,000 consented patients, and close to 53,000 biological specimens have been distributed to internal as well as external collaborators.

To request the collection of specimens from the IU Health Biorepository, please fill out and submit the Biorepository Request Form.

CONTACT

Veronika Slivova
Email: vslivova@iuhealth.org
Phone: 317.962.9377

Overview

The biorepository has IRB approval to obtain and store specimens of interest to many investigators. Surgeries are the primary source of collected materials. However, blood, urine, hair, and nails can also be collected as requested. When fresh or fixed tissue is not requested, the material is flash frozen and stored at -140ºC. Fluids are stored at -80ºC. All specimens are annotated with the BTM database. Most of our collections are obtained by request of an investigator and released to the investigator based on their IRB-approved protocol. Samples are available to any investigator within and outside of the IU Health system at a nominal fee on request.

In the past sixteen years, members of the biorepository team have collected over 120,000 specimens from almost 17,000 consented patients, and close to 53,000 biological specimens have been distributed to internal as well as external collaborators.

To request the collection of specimens from the IU Health Biorepository, please fill out and submit the Biorepository Request Form.

CONTACT

Veronika Slivova
Email: vslivova@iuhealth.org
Phone: 317.962.9377