Human Multiple Sclerosis (MS)-Related Biofluid

Type:Biofluids (Blood-derived)Biofluids (Other)
SUBTYPE:PlasmaSerumWhole BloodCerebrospinal FluidUrine
SPECIES:Diseased
DISEASE FOCUS:Neuroscience/ CNS
DISEASE SUBCATEGORIES:
FORMAT:Fresh (ambient)Fresh (cold)Frozen
APPLICATION & SPECIALITY USES:Biomarker DiscoveryMicrobiomePersonalized Medicine
Keywords:AutoimmuneCSFMSMultiple SclerosisNeurologyPlasmaRRMSSeraUrineWhole Blood

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With access to both prospective and retrospective biofluid collection, our bank of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) biofluid specimens offers immediate shipment of standard collections or the ability to collect specimens using research-based custom protocols. Available formats include: Blood-derived (Whole Blood, Plasma, Sera), Cerebrospinal Fluid and Urine. Standard and custom clinical data collection and confirmation ensures proper corresponding disease severity and treatment  history.

Clinical data may include

Medication (current and historical), Disease Severity

Standard Biorepository Collections

Our readily available Blood-derived samples are provided with clinical data that has been collected following a strict and standardized clinical data process. All specimens are reviewed for IRB approval. Some donors are available with associated tissues.

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Custom Collections

For more defined requirements, our personalized custom collection service offers biofluids tailored to researchers’ specific needs. Samples can be collected with various coagulants, tailored protocols, specific consent requirements and requisite accompanying clinical information upon request.

Potential matrices include: Biofluid (blood-derived)  – bone marrow, buffy coat, cord blood, dried blood spot card, leukopak, menstrual blood, plasma, platelets, red blood cells, serum, and whole blood; Biofluid (other) – cerebrospinal fluid, dialysate, gastrointestinal, nasopharyngeal, ocular, reproductive, respiratory, saliva, synovial, sweat, tears, and urine; as well as tissue from specific organs.

For a custom request, please visit our custom product section.

Microbiome Collections

In order to aid researchers exploring the impact of the microbiome, BioIVT offers both clinical and IRB-approved donor site collections for the collection of microbiome related matrices, including stool, urine, earwax, hair, intestinal tissues as well as swabs from nostril, mouth, and skin. To request a microbiome collection quote, please select microbiome in the matrix menu selection under options and include specifics in open text box below.

For more information, please visit our microbiome page.

Features & Benefits

  • Standard collection protocol across all prospective sites
  • Ethical collection of human specimens
  • Blinded IRB and Consent available for all specimens collected under IRB approval
  • Clinical data review, including stage confirmation
  • Ability to collect with required coagulation agent
  • High volume collections available

This material should be handled as if capable of transmitting infectious agents. Please use universal precautions. No test method can provide total assurance that Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus, Human Immunodeficiency virus, or other infectious agents are absent. Thus, all blood products that we provide should be handled at the Bio-safety Level 2 as recommended by the CDC/NIH manual “Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, from Potentially Infectious Human Serum or Blood Specimens”.

This product is being sold for research and, or manufacturing purposes only. It is not to be used in humans or animals and further manufacturing that will result in a finished product that contains viable leukocytes is prohibited. For in vitro use only. The user assumes all responsibility for its usage and disposal, in accordance with all regulations.

  • Hemolysis level is measured visually against a relative hemolysis color chart
  • BioIVT upholds the fundamental bioethics principles of autonomy, privacy, safety and informed consent. We support legal and ethical efforts to promote voluntary donation of surplus human tissues and clinical information for research use. BioIVT maintains a global network of collaborators who conduct subject recruitment, informed consent and scientific activities. We ensure that all of our activities, and those of our collaborators, are conducted in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. BioIVT confirms that the following activities have been completed by our collaborators (as necessary): institutional and independent review board approval, privacy officer authorization, government licenses, or industry accreditations. We continually monitor our practices to conform to evolving external scientific, legal and ethical requirements.