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 when requested. If PHI is needed by the investigator then we require an IRB-approved protocol from them. 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.

The Steering committee oversees the annual costs and charges for specimen collection, storage, distribution and shipping. Payment is requested within 60 days after delivery. Fee for Service rates are the same as the IU Simon Cancer Center and can be found here: https://cancer.iu.edu/research-trials/facilities/tissue/services.php

Please note that not all services listed on IU SCC Tissue procurement page are available at the IU Health Biorepository.

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 when requested. If PHI is needed by the investigator then we require an IRB-approved protocol from them. 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.

The Steering committee oversees the annual costs and charges for specimen collection, storage, distribution and shipping. Payment is requested within 60 days after delivery. Fee for Service rates are the same as the IU Simon Cancer Center and can be found here: https://cancer.iu.edu/research-trials/facilities/tissue/services.php

Please note that not all services listed on IU SCC Tissue procurement page are available at the IU Health Biorepository.

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