The Specimen Procurement Service Center offers end-to-end services spanning specimen procurement, processing, preservation and distribution of biospecimens collected for research. To learn more about how we can support your research, contact us at (217) 326-0430 or SPSCRequests@carle.com.
Our services include:
We use the Biological Specimen Inventory (BSI) system to collect and store patient and biospecimen information. It provides a secure software environment for data entry, storage, requisition, shipment tracking and reporting.
We store biospecimens securely within our -80°C freezers, refrigerators and dedicated lab spaces. Our freezers and refrigerators are continuously monitored using the Primex OneVue monitoring system. We work closely with clinical labs to give you extensive access to high-quality human biological material for research.
Our team includes medical technologists, a medical laboratory scientist and a histotechnologist, all certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). We have years of clinical laboratory experience and follow the highest standards in the biorepository industry to collect and process high-quality samples for accurate results.
Member of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories.