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Biospecimen Collection & Type

The CHTN obtains tissues and fluids from routine surgical resections, autopsies and other procedures.

Biospecimen types available include:

Anatomic sites include but are not limited to the following:

To perform customized tissue collection according to your research needs, the CHTN will match your biospecimen request with the surgical, autopsy and fluid collection procedures of the day. The biospecimens are rapidly transferred from the operating room to a surgical pathologist who provides the CHTN personnel with remnant biospecimens not needed for diagnosis. The biospecimens are then processed according to protocols tailored for individual investigators.

All samples are annotated with patient demographics including sex, age, and race. If available, a de-identified pathology report is also provided for each sample. Additional patient information may be requested but if a chart review is necessary, an additional charge will be assessed.