Biofluids

ProteoGenex provides biofluids collected from from normal and diseased donors.

 

Urine

Urine specimens can be collected from a large variety of normal and diseased donors, including patients with cancer and kidney conditions (kidney failure, SLE, diabetic nephropathy, etc.).

All urine specimens are collected before any surgery, unless noted or requested otherwise.
Urine specimens are collected under IRB approval, following a strict SOP.
Urine specimens are frozen within 1 hour of collection and are stored at -80°C.
Urine is not regularly collected for storage in our stock, but we can easily set up a prospective collection customized to our customers’ specifications.

Stool/Feces

Stool specimens are available from a variety of normal and diseased donors, including patients with cancer, colon polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, and Crohn’s Disease.

All stool/feces specimens are collected before any surgery, unless noted or requested otherwise.
Stool/feces specimens are collected under IRB approval, following a strict SOP.
Stool/feces specimens are frozen within 2 hours of collection and are stored at -80°C.
Stool/feces is not regularly collected for storage in our inventory, but we can easily set up a prospective collection customized to our customers’ specifications.

Ascites Fluid

Ascites fluid is usually collected from cancer patients and patients with other diseases.
All ascites fluid specimens are collected before any surgery, unless noted or requested otherwise.
Ascites specimens are collected under IRB approval, following a strict SOP.
Ascites specimens are frozen within 2 hours of collection and are stored at -80°C.
Ascites is not regularly collected for storage in our Biorepository, but we do have specimens available. We can also easily set up a prospective collection customized to our customers’ specifications.

Saliva

Saliva specimens are collected before any surgery, unless noted or requested otherwise.

Saliva samples are never collected within 30 minutes of the patient eating, drinking, smoking, or chewing gum.

Saliva specimens are collected after an oral rinse with warm water.
Five minutes after oral rinse, saliva is collected once a minute for up to 10 minutes.
Specimens are aliquoted to 1mL, unless requested otherwise.

Saliva specimens are frozen within 1 hour of collection and are stored at -80°C.

Saliva is not regularly collected for storage in our Biorepository, but we can easily set up a prospective collection customized to our customers’ specifications.

Sputum

Sputum specimens are usually collected from pulmonary disorders such as Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and COPD, but may be available from other donors.

Sputum specimens are collected under IRB approval, following a strict SOP.

Sputum specimens are frozen within 2 hours of collection and are stored at -80°C.

Sputum is not regularly collected for storage in our Biorepository, but we can easily set up a prospective collection customized to our customers’ specifications.

Synovial Fluid

Synovial fluid specimens are regularly collected from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients, but may be available from a variety of other donors.
Synovial fluid specimens are collected under IRB approval, following a strict SOP.
Synovial fluid specimens are frozen within 2-4 hours of collection and are stored at -80°C.

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

CSF specimens are collected from normal donors (stroke/head trauma), but may be available from a vast range of other donors.
CSF specimens are collected under IRB approval, following a strict SOP.
CSF specimens are frozen within 2-4 hours of collection and are stored at -80°C.
If we do not have CSF from specific donors in stock, we can easily set up a prospective collection customized to our customers’ specifications.

Call or email our team to discuss your custom project or ask about specimen availability in our extensive biorepository. or You can also Order Specimens Online.