Sample Types

  • Fresh snap frozen tissue

  • Paraffin-embedded tissue blocks

  • DNA (2 mcg/vial)

  • Skin fibroblasts

  • Lymphoblasts

  • Serum/plasma (for biomarker study)

  • Whole blood for RNA extraction

Tissues samples include ventricular, thymus, atrial, vascular, and other/unclassified myocardial tissue samples, excluding duplicate samples.

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Sample/Data Request

Access to patient samples and clinical information involves an efficient approval process developed and implemented by the Steering and Tissue Allocation Committee to encourage use of biospecimens to support the research projects of qualified investigators within an ethically and scientifically sound framework.

Sample/Data Request Workflow:
  1. Submit Project Intake Form
    1. If samples/data are available, you will be notified via email with a link to:
  2. Submit full Sample/Data Request Application

    1. Sample/Data Request Application triaged by internal staff for assessment of impact on inventory and resources (low, medium, high)​
    2. After internal staff assessment it is time for:
  3. Tissue Allocation Committee Review

    1. If approved by the Tissue Allocation Committee, you will be notified of results​
    2. ***External Site Requests: Initiation of Material Transfer Agreement will commence prior to sample release (~4 weeks)
  4. Internal staff to review samples/data for QC before release
  5. Sample/Data released
  6. Project Progress Reports from investigator: 2 times a year for 5 years/until project completion

Turn-around-time from Intake Form to Sample Release: 8-12 weeks if REB/MTA in place.