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Table 5 Types of specimens in storage (check all that apply)

From: Characterizing biobank organizations in the U.S.: results from a national survey

Percentage of biobanks storing specimens of this type n %
Serum or plasma 349 77
Solid tissue specimens, including paraffin-embedded, frozen, or other 315 69
Whole blood 251 55
Peripheral blood cells or bone marrow 222 49
Cell lines 162 36
Saliva or buccal cells 155 34
Urine or stool 138 30
Cerebral spinal fluid 85 19
Cord blood or cord blood derivatives 51 11
Other biological specimens 40 9
Pathological body fluids 30 7
Hair/toenails 14 3