Protocol Specific Banking
At UHN Biospecimen Services, we offer prospective protocol specific banking tailored to your research needs, including: patient eligibility screening, consenting, biospecimen collecting, biospecimen handling, biospecimen processing, clinical data annotation and long-term sample storage services and shipping.
Our biorepository is continuously growing in numbers of samples collected each day prepared to be fully utilized by both academic research and industry collaborators.
UHN Biospecimen Services offers biospecimen processing services customized to your particular needs, while adhering to industry best practices and verified by our quality management system to warrant the highest quality of specimens and data, ready for long-term storage and/or use in research.
We offer processing of biofluids such as:
- Buffy Coat
Collected based on study specific or research requirement.
- Peripheral blood mononuclear cells
- Most abundant immune cells
- Whole Urine
- Processed Urine
- Frozen Urine Cell Pellet
- TMA Construction
- Laser Capture Microdissection
- Quantitative image analysis
- Formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue
DNA / RNA Extraction
DNA and RNA extraction are essential in research, routine diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making, particularly in oncological and immunological research. Extraction and purification are also essential in determining the unique characteristics of DNA, including its size, shape and function. When conducted with good laboratory practices and quality control, it yields high quality genomic DNA/RNA that can be used for a range of oncological disease sites. UHN Biospecimen Services can produce single-tube extractions with high-quality nucleic acids customized for your study requirements.