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Specimen Procurement Service Center

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

Our services include:

  • Procurement and preservation of fresh tissue and biospecimens.
  • Access to clinical laboratory formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue blocks.
  • FFPE slide preparation and H&E staining.
  • Phlebotomy.
  • Processing whole blood, plasma, serum, body fluid (peritoneal, saliva, etc.).
  • Storage of biospecimens.
  • Shipping of biological specimens both nationally and internationally (International Air Transport Association certified).

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.

Contact us at (217) 326-0430 or to learn more about how we can support your research.

Member of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories.