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BIOBANK

Research Centre for Womenís and Infantsí Health

         Custom Collection Services

 
Custom Collection Services offered by the RCWIH BioBank can support the needs of prospective research projects by handling all aspects of patient identification and recruitment, as well as the collection of biospecimens and clinical information required. 
 
Clinical trials and observational studies ongoing at Mount Sinai Hospital can also be supported by the RCWIH BioBank’s collection services. Our Clinical Research Associates will liaise directly with study coordinators to facilitate patient monitoring from recruitment throughout pregnancy and leading up to the delivery, to ensure study requirements for specimens and data are met.
  

 

COLLECTION SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE RCWIH BIOBANK

 

 

Biofluids and other specimens collected from maternal, paternal or non-pregnant donors:

  • Peripheral blood
  • Saliva
  • Buccal cells

Placental membranes:

  • Amnion and chorion
  • Available in standard (fresh, frozen or fixed) or custom formats upon request
Umbilical cord blood:
  • Closed-system, anticoagulant collection bags suitable for isolation of PBMCs and stem cells
  • Standard collection vials for isolation of serum, plasma, cells, RNA, DNA, etc.

Umbilical cord tissue:

  • Available in standard (fresh, frozen or fixed) or custom formats upon request

 Placenta:

  • Collection of whole placentas suitable for functional studies (available for healthy donors only) 
  • Processed tissue biopsies from healthy or complicated pregnancies, available in standard (fresh, frozen or fixed) or custom formats upon request
  • Prepared fixed tissue slides
  • Custom-built tissue microarrays constructed upon request
  
To request additional information on custom services available through the RCWIH BioBank program please contact our office.

 

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