Tissue Biorepository and Procurement Core
The Tissue Biorepository and Procurement Service (TBAPS) is a repository of human specimens accessible to the UAMS research community. We have an IRB approved protocol and general consent form that allows us to consent patients, acquire samples from the pathology grossing room, and provide these samples to researchers who have appropriate approval. Solid tissues and fluid specimens (serum or urine) are stored in liquid nitrogen tanks. Solid tissues may also be embedded into paraffin. Our specimen collection has over 12,000 tissue samples along with de-identified sample related pathology data available from a variety of organs and an extensive list of diagnoses. Researchers may browse the collection of specimens using an online database management software (CaTissue) to search donor demographics, diagnosis, and/or other sample-related data to identify and request specimens of interest.