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Figure 1 | Genome Medicine

Figure 1

From: Current standards for the storage of human samples in biobanks

Figure 1

Sample collection, processing and archiving in the UK Biobank baseline assessment visit. A variety of samples are collected in different collection vessels appropriate to their anticipated end use. Samples are fractionated and stored as aliquots in one of two low-temperature archives to protect them from degradation caused by freeze-thawing, or loss due to breakdown of a single archive site. Footnote to Figure 1: DMSO, dimethyl sulfoxide; EDTA, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid; PST, plasma separator tube; SST, serum separator tube.

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