Biorepository and Tissue Research Facility

We are the major core facility at UVA involved in the procurement and processing of human tissue and other biospecimens for basic, translational, and clinical research. Additionally our facility provides laboratory support services for clinical trials. The facility also provides tissue samples from remnant surgical resection and autopsy specimens linked to clinicopathologic data while maintaining patient confidentiality

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The Biorepository and Tissue Research Facility provides a variety of services for biospecimen procurement, processing and banking; and histology-based research techniques.
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Requesting Specimens

For information on requesting specimens for basic science and translational research use, including request forms and human subjects guidance, start here.
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Clinical Trial and Clinical Research Support

The BTRF provides specimen collection, processing and logistics for Clinical Trials and Clinical Research. Details on available services and how to request support may be found here.
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