How to Apply for Banked Samples

1. Contact ARTB

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2. Project Planning and Budgeting

You will be asked to prepare a short description of your project, what kind of samples and how many you will need and any linked clinical data you might require. This will help the ARTB team identify the right resources that will be needed to support your project. You will also be given an estimate of the cost of the collection so you can write it into your grant application

Guide to developing a budget for tissue banking using banked tissue 

Sample Type

Volume

Price Per Sample

Serum, Plasma, Buffy coat, whole blood sample

0.5-1ml

$60

Bone marrow (cell pellet)

~20M cells

$60

Bone marrow (DMSO viable pellet)

~50M cells

$70

 

 

 

Fresh frozen tissue

5mm x 5mm

$60

 

 

 

FFPE block (on site)

1 block

$80

FFPE block (off site)

1 block

$130

 

 

 

Additional Services

 

 

Tissue mark up

per H&E slide

$40

H&E slide

Per slide

$15

Unstained slides

up to 10 slides

$50

Admin/courier fee

North Island

$40

Admin/courier fee

South Island

$60

 

 

 

-80 storage (per rack per year)

 

$10

-196 storage (per rack per year)

 

$15

 

 

 

Annotated data

Per hour

$41

 

 

 

Phlebotomy

Per patient

$60

 

3. Ethical Approval

Researchers require their own project specific ethical approval to access tissues that have been banked for Future Unspecified Research (FUR) . See Ethics section in How we can help you page

4. Submit a formal Application for Sample Withdrawal form to the ARTB

After ethical approval has been obtained from the appropriate Ethics Committee, you need to complete an Application for Sample Withdrawal Form and submit it to the ARTB.

The application for sample withdrawal from the bank will be reviewed by its Scientific Advisory Board. Once approved, samples will be released.

Sample withdrawal application form

 

 

 

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