The following table lists the current biological specimen inventory available to researchers.
Note: Transbronchial biopsy tissue is also available from 216 participants (3 slides each)
Plasma samples are split into cryovials – 0.5 ml per vial. They are stored at -80°C in 2 inch fiberboard boxes.
DNA has been isolated from the blood and separated into aliquots at a volume of 0.1ml. Please note that the concentration of DNA (µg/ml) per aliquot is variable and requests will be made per volume, not concentration. DNA vials are labeled with printed labels and stored at -80 °C.
Cells are split into 5 million cells per aliquot. They are stored in cryogenic safe plastic boxes in liquid nitrogen vapor tanks.
BAL Cryopreserved cells
Cells are split into 10 million cells per aliquot. They are stored in cryogenic safe plastic boxes in liquid nitrogen vapor tanks.
BALF samples are split into cryovials – 3.5 ml per vial. They are stored at -80 °C in the 2 inch fiberboard boxes.
Specific processing procedures and storage conditions can be found in the Beryllium BioBank Protocol: