The GRCF is proud to offer approved and accredited Covid-19 biospecimen processing.

Supporting both basic science and clinical Covid-19 research studies.

In compliance with Johns Hopkins HSE and the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the GRCF offers blood, urine and nasal swab processing and cryopreservation for samples collected from patients with active Covid-19 infections. 

Most Frequently Requested Covid-19 Biospecimen Services

Additional service offerings are possible. Please reach out to our team regarding your specific project needs.

Blood Processing Services

Our facility is equipped to handle a variety of direct from patient processing needs. Most often, we receive requests for processing of blood and blood isolates  (sera, plasma, lymphocytes / buffy coat).

Cryogenic Preservation, Storage and Distribution

Our CAP accredited storage is now structured to accommodate Covid-19+ cohort collections and the respective distributions. 

DNA & RNA Processing

Whether from blood, swabs or tissues, our processing facility offers a variety of services for nucleic acid profiling.

A Few Requirements To Get Started

New projects are requested to begin with a consultation. Here are a few key documents we will need before processing begins…

IRB Approval

The GRCF requests a copy of your IRB approval letter with IRB number.

Informed Consent & Supporting Investigator Letter

The GRCF requests a unsigned Informed Consent document and a signed letter from the study leader stating all enrolled participants have consented.

Signed Processing & Storage Agreement

Completion of our  BioBank & Cell Center Agreement.