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We have excellent biorepository sources of HIV positive blood/ serum/ plasma samples, Hepatitis C samples (HCV), Hepatitis B samples (HBV) and Hepatitis A samples (HAV) (with various genotypes/ serotypes) and other infectious disease samples, whether from existing biobank stocks or as prospective collections with confirmed titres from our specialist blood collection partners.
FFPE blocks of liver tissue from patients with hepatitis caused by HBV and HCV are also available. These are biopsies or surgical resections.
Infectious samples are available in the form of blood/ blood derivatives such as serum, plasma and buffy coat and FFPE blocks. Fresh whole blood from donors with infectious diseases can also be collected.
Some infectious diseases are available as urine samples, where this is more appropriate to the testing carried out.
Prospective collections can be carried out in your preferred format, using the tubes of your choice.
Disease samples sourced include, but are not limited to, the following (this is not a complete list; please contact us with details of your enquiries):*
Hepatitis samples (HBV, HCV, HAV, including a range of genotypes/ serotypes)
HIV positive samples:
HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus, leading to AIDS)
Syphilis samples & other STDs
This is not a complete list. Exact availability may vary depending on your criteria & current prevalences.
We work with high quality biobanks located in the US. We also have access to collection sites in Africa & elsewhere for the collection of infectious disease samples.