The UCSD Biorepository provides archived Solid and Liquid Biospecimens with cancer diagnosis cases to Investigators with Cancer Sample Banking Committee approval. (IRB approval is also required for projects requesting linked clinical annotation.) Samples are collected from consented subjects. De-identified Biospecimen with de-identified clinical information on the subjects is available. Subjects are consented for germ line and tumor genotyping. Access to the clinical annotation is determined based on need as justified in each investigator's request or protocol. Anonymized samples from the biorepository are available compliant with UC San Diego HRPP exempt category 4. 


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Protected Storage

Short term storage for –80 freezers and LN2 freezers can be provided upon request.


High Quality and Well Annotated Specimens Available Upon Request

Archived Biospecimens

  • Plasma
  • Serum
  • RNA stabilized Buffy Coat
  • Urine
  • Fresh Frozen Solid Tumor Specimen

*Quality assurance (QA) Data can be provided upon request

We also can collect other biospecimens you may need that aren't defaulted above for studies with department approval. Click below to find out what other options are available and to request samples today.

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Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) and Pathology Consultation

Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) service is available to users for variety of application. Arcturus XT LCM system is located at Cancer center.

Pathology consultation for diagnosis and evaluating tissue quality can be provided upon request




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