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BioBank

The lack of human samples linked to high quality clinical information is a major impediment to translational research. The MUSC Biomedical Research Bank (Biobank) is a repository of plasma, urine and DNA samples. The goal of the biobank is to provide these biological samples to researchers in order to facilitate new medical discoveries and improve the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The biobank maintains both linked and deidentified sample collections which can be obtained after proper IRB and institutional approval. In addition, the biobank provides assistance, on a fee-for-service basis, to process and store biological samples.

Linked Sample Collection. Urine, plasma and DNA have been collected from over 700 patients who have signed informed consents for their samples to be banked in a way that information can be obtained from the clinical record for research studies. These samples were collected in the inpatient and outpatient setting. IRB approval is required to obtain the samples. Researchers will use the medical record to obtain the specific information relevant to their study and must have IRB approval for this activity as well. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The SCTR biobank collection contains 2564 DNA, plasma and urine samples from 714 unique subjects as of May 2012. The bar graphs below show the number of unique samples and subjects broken down by diagnosis groups. The diagnosis groups were identified by combining multiple ICD-9 codes. For instance, the cancer diagnosis group includes 210 diagnosis codes.  If investigators would like to know the number of patients and samples for other diagnosis groups, they should contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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