Procurement and storage of surgical biospecimens

Amin Hojat, Bowen Wei, Madeline G. Olson, Qinwen Mao, William H. Yong*

*Corresponding author for this work

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13 Scopus citations


A biobank is an important nexus between clinical and research aspects of pathology. The collection and storage of high quality surgical samples is essential for diagnosis post-surgery, and can also be used to create vaccines, identify therapeutic targets or establish eligibility of cancer patients in a clinical trial. Therefore, personnel handling surgical tissues should follow standard operating procedures (SOP) to maximize efficiency and preserve tissue quality. This chapter is intended to familiarize novice biobank personnel with the issues associated with different steps of surgical tissue collection including patient consent, sample collection, tissue storage, quality control, and distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Biobank
  • Biorepository
  • Biospecimen
  • Nucleic acids
  • Pathology
  • Procurement
  • Surgical
  • Tissue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology


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