1. Investigators must complete a Project Information form and have communicated this form to the director (Melissa Olson, mvolson@jhu.edu) prior to specimen arrival. Study samples will not be processed without an IRB number, proof of IRB approval, a copy of the informed consent and study title on file with the GRCF Biorepository & Cell Center.
  2. Samples must be labeled with designation, sample type, and Principle Investigator (PI). Samples not containing this information will be delayed in processing until this information is received and there will be a $10 fee.
  3. Blood should be collected in the proper vacutainer, acid citrate dextrose (ACD) at proper volume indicated on blood draw instructions. There will be an additional fee of $10 for processing samples that do not meet the specifications outlined on this form and the blood draw instruction form.
  4. There will be a $70 charge for failed samples. Failed samples are samples that have been unsuccessfully completed after three attempts.
  5. Specimens entering our facility contaminated will be charged a $70 fee.
  6. Blood lymphocyte isolations will be charged a single processing fee if the blood volume is 20mL or less.
  7. Samples arriving after 2 pm on Fridays, will not be processed until the following Monday.