COVID-19 Samples for Research

Gain access to an extensive global network of human biospecimens needed to support ongoing COVID-19 research.

Accessing COVID-19 Samples Domestically, Globally

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect public health globally, iSpecimen welcomes opportunities to contribute to medical discovery through the availability of banked, clinical remnant, and prospectively collected COVID-19 samples.

Whether you need swabbed samples with information regarding the analytical tests used to confirm the presence of disease or blood derivatives from patients diagnosed with COVID-19, we can help you source samples that match your specific COVID-19 research criteria.

In the iSpecimen Marketplace®, you can search for and find a large volume of both infected and healthy normal specimens, specimen data, with detailed patient profiles at your fingertips—anytime, anywhere.


The iSpecimen Advantage When Procuring Specimens for COVID-19 Research

Our global provider network allows you to quickly and easily source the specimens and the data necessary to further your research projects.

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    Varied Sample Types & Formats

    Source swabs, PBMCs, serum, plasma, urine, and more from patients that have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

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    Custom Orders

    Alongside specimens, we provide our customers with data that goes beyond typical remnant data by deeply customizing it to your order.

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    Detailed Patient Profile

    When your project requires detailed data, we can supply information such as symptomatology, hospitalization status, and more.

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    Global Provider Network

    Our extensive global network provides access to a diverse group of COVID-19 patients.

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    Targeting Breakouts and Variants

    Our geographically diverse provider network supports the need for flexibility and enables better specimen selection as new variants emerge.

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    Healthy Normal Offerings

    We can help to supply researchers with specimens from donors that were never diagnosed with COVID-19 or are in recovery.

Collecting Custom COVID-19 Specimens

iSpecimen can help source samples from patients presently infected with COVID-19 (and its variants), are in recovery, are post recovery, or have never been infected with COVID-19. Sample types include:

  • Whole Blood, up to 50 mL
  • Plasma / Serum, up to 20 mL
  • Saliva
  • PBMCs, processed from 50 mL whole blood
  • Urine
  • Nasopharyngeal Swabs
  • Samples from longitudinal collections

Our Clinical Remnant COVID-19 Swab, Serum, & Plasma Offerings:

Through the iSpecimen Marketplace, you can search and request remnant swabs, serum, and plasma samples from patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and patients who have tested negative for COVID-19.

Specimens can be collected at different points of infection, at the same time as another specimen required for the study, and from a certain year (pre- or post-2020).

Remnant Swabs
  • Nasopharyngeal Swabs tested positive for COVID-19
  • Nasopharyngeal Swabs tested negative for COVID-19
Remnant Serum & Plasma (Post-2020)
  • Serum and EDTA Plasma tested positive or negative for COVID-19 (serum / plasma not tested for antibodies but taken at same time as tested swab, PCR testing on swabs)
  • Serum and EDTA Plasma collected at various time points after positive COVID-19 swab test (limited quantities)
Remnant Serum & Plasma (Pre-2020)
  • Serum and EDTA Plasma controls collected in the US pre-2020 (presumed negative for COVID-19)
  • Serum collected pre-2020, used as negative COVID-19 controls

Finding the Right Specimen Match for Your COVID-19 Research

Broad provider access

Our extensive, global network enables greater access to diverse patient populations, sample formats, matched sets, controls, and targeted variants so you can find the right specimen match more easily.

PBMC sample availability

Typically difficult to procure for COVID-19 research, iSpecimen utilizes several key players in the biotech industry to source PBMC samples for research.

Matched sets offerings

Whether your matched set requirements look like coupling two swab types or pairing a swab sample to a blood product from the same patient, we’ve got you covered.

The World is Your Biobank

Expand Your Patient Population by Tapping Into Our Global Network

Reach beyond restricted or limited patient groups and find the specimen match you need to move research forward.

Biospecimen Matching for Central Nervous System Disorders Research

iSpecimen can also provide you with patient-specific information such as symptomology, convalescence, vaccination status, viral load, CT values, and reinfection data.


Access COVID-19 Samples for Your Research Today

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