Preservation of Biospecimens at Ambient Temperature: Special Focus on Nucleic Acids and Opportunities for the Biobanking Community

Environmental Repositories (ISBER) Biospecimen Science Working Group

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Abstract

Several approaches to the preservation of biological materials at ambient temperature and the relative impact on sample stability and degradation are reviewed, with a focus on nucleic acids. This appraisal is undertaken within the framework of biobank risk, quality management systems, and accreditation, with a view to assessing how best to apply ambient temperature sample storage to ensure stability, reduce costs, improve handling logistics, and increase the efficiency of biobank procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-98
Number of pages10
JournalBiopreservation and Biobanking
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

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