For Researchers - Search Now For Contributors - Join Now

Biospecimen Data

Having robust and accurate data for each biospecimen is a critical priority for researchers. iSpecimen goes above and beyond, using technology to extract and manage compliant, de-identified patient and specimen data directly from medical records and laboratory information systems, reducing human error and increasing data integrity.

Biospecimen Data

Patient Data

  • iSpecimen has access to a wealth of patient data including:
  • Patient demographics, including age, gender, ethnicity, race, and geography
  • Medical conditions covering a wide variety of diagnoses from oncology and cardiology to autoimmune and infectious diseases, as well as healthy normal
  • Medications, representing a wide range of medication classes, with outcomes data
  • Medical procedures covering a wide spectrum of procedures
Human biospecimen characteristics

Specimen Data

  • To aid in selecting appropriate biospecimens, we have access to detailed specimen characteristics, including:
  • Tests and test results, including molecular and genetic tests
  • Collection information, including year of collection, collection site, and cold ischemia times
  • QA characteristics, including volume/size, % tumor, and % necrosis
  • Pathology report data, such as disease stage and histological diagnosis
Electronic Data Access

Electronic Data Access

iSpecimen has direct, electronic connections to a wide variety of de-identified data sources from across our network, including electronic medical record (EMR) systems, laboratory information systems (LIS), laboratory information management systems (LIMS), Health Information Exchange (HIE) records, and other patient records. This expands the data we can procure with each specimen, and eliminates human errors that occur when manually extracting information