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Human Genetics Sample Bank Services


SERVICES:
The Human Genetics Sample Bank provides comprehensive services, for researchers and organizations involved in the search for genes contributing to cancer or other medical conditions. We operate Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m. EST to ensure timely processing of samples. Our lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCL) transformation success rate is routinely greater than 97% for blood samples received within five days of phlebotomy. General descriptions of services are given below, but these can be tailored to meet specific needs.

  • Transformation of lymphocytes from fresh blood to produce LCLs.
  • Isolation and storage of high quality nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and or cell fractions suspended in Trizol.
  • Large-scale growth of lymphoblastoid cell lines for DNA/RNA extraction and/or cryopreservation.
  • Separation and storage of plasma or serum from whole blood.
  • Shipment of biomaterials (cell lines and nucleic acids) under government approved conditions that maintain sample viability and integrity.
  • Consultation or assistance with the design of new projects.