Biospecimen Request

The use of ADRC biospecimens for research is subject to approval of an ancillary study proposal by the ADRC Biospecimen Committee and availability of the requested specimens. Investigators must have the approval of their local IRB and funding for the shipment and handling of specimens. To submit your request for human tissue specimens, please click the Biospecimen Request button or click here to directly navigate to the Biospecimen Request Form.

ADRC's Biospecimen Review Committee convenes every other month to review requests to use available specimens being housed at UF, which serves as the ADRC biorepository.

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What's Available?

  • Frozen brain tissue
  • Slides from fixed brain tissue
  • Longitudinal plasma
  • Longitudinal serum
  • DNA

Biospecimen Request Process

We want to keep our process as simple and seamless as possible for you. There are just three easy steps needed to receive biospecimen samples!

  1. Fill out the Biospecimen Request Form. Once the form is submitted you'll receive a confirmation email of a successful submission.
  2. Your request form is sent to a committee who will review the request.
  3. The committee will notify you of the status your request!


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