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NCI BEBP Snap-freezing of Post-Surgical Tissue Biospecimens   Add to my SOP compendium

BRD ID: 4 Last Curated Date: 01-25-2014

Source: BBRB Tier: Biospecimen Evidence-Based Practices (BEBP) Number of times downloaded: 704


This evidence-based best practice document is applicable to all human tissues that are to be preserved by snap-freezing. Biospecimens preserved under these procedural guidelines are suitable for downstream analysis of DNA, RNA, protein, and morphology endpoints. Additional analytical endpoints, including but not limited to cell viability, cell sorting, drug sensitivity testing, or use as donor specimens for xenografts or primary tissue culture, do not fall within the scope of this document. The BEBP document series is a product of the National Cancer Institute's Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (NCI BBRB) and can also be found on their website (

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