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Pre-analytical Factor Classification Bodily fluids Cells/Tissue
Blood Serum Plasma Urine Saliva
Clearing agent Biospecimen Preservation 0 0 0 0 0 9
Clearing duration/condition Biospecimen Preservation 0 0 0 0 0 12
Concentration of fixative Biospecimen Preservation 3 0 0 2 1 12
Conditions during fixation/preservation Biospecimen Preservation 2 0 0 0 0 0
Cooling or freezing method/ rate Biospecimen Preservation 8 1 8 3 2 27
Dehydration duration/condition Biospecimen Preservation 1 1 2 0 0 14
Dehydration reagent Biospecimen Preservation 0 0 0 0 0 6
Duration of tissue processing Biospecimen Preservation 0 0 0 0 0 20
Embedding duration/condition Biospecimen Preservation 0 0 0 0 0 13
Embedding medium Biospecimen Preservation 0 0 0 0 0 26
Enzyme inhibitor Biospecimen Preservation 0 0 0 1 0 1
Fixative additive/buffer Biospecimen Preservation 16 4 8 8 2 18
Fixative pH Biospecimen Preservation 0 0 0 0 0 5
Kinase inhibitor Biospecimen Preservation 0 0 0 0 0 1
Method of fixative delivery Biospecimen Preservation 0 0 0 0 0 23
Method of fixative removal Biospecimen Preservation 0 0 0 0 0 1
RNA stabilization method Biospecimen Preservation 8 1 1 0 0 4
Temperature of fixation/preservation Biospecimen Preservation 2 0 1 0 0 24
Time in fixative Biospecimen Preservation 1 0 0 0 0 154
Tissue to fixative ratio Biospecimen Preservation 0 0 0 0 0 2
Type of fixation/preservation Biospecimen Preservation 235 92 154 87 10 524