Preservation of biospecimens at ambient temperature: Special focus on nucleic acids and opportunities for the biobanking community.
- Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg
Several approaches to the preservation of biological materials at ambient temperature and the relative impact on sample stability and degradation are reviewed, with a focus on nucleic acids. This appraisal is undertaken within the framework of biobank risk, quality management systems, and accreditation, with a view to assessing how best to apply ambient temperature sample storage to ensure stability, reduce costs, improve handling logistics, and increase the efficiency of biobank procedures.
2016 Apr. Biopreserv Biobank.14(2):89-98. Epub 2016 Feb 17.