Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)
Your global source for diseased and healthy normal clinical remnants or banked Cerebrospinal Fluid specimens.
Access CSF Samples Vital to Diagnostics and Cell Processing
Using the iSpecimen Marketplace® to source CSF samples, researchers can target highly specific donor profiles, including various medical conditions, from headaches to infections.
Whether your research requires clinical remnant or banked CSF samples, we connect researchers to a global network of specimen providers, enabling the sourcing of CSF samples from ethnically diverse patient populations, including diseased and healthy normals.
Our team of specimen experts have supported a large number of projects requiring both remnant and banked CSF samples, helping to streamline sample success for even the most complex demands.
Advantages of Working with iSpecimen to Procure Human CSF Samples for Research:
We work to provide ever-increasing access to a diverse array of CSF offerings for our clients’ research projects.
Availability of Clinical Remnants
iSpecimen provides access to CSF samples and data from routine clinical testing.
iSpecimen’s expansive provider network enables access to CSF samples from a diverse, global donor population.
Our close collaboration with biobanks around the world enables efficient sourcing of cryo-preserved CSF samples.
CSF samples can be a challenge to source due to invasive collection procedures; we work collaboratively to set realistic project expectations.
Access to Diverse Disease States
Access consented samples from patients with conditions, such as cancer and central nervous system diseases. We can also provide sample-specific test data.
Healthy Normal Offerings
In addition to our diseased offerings, researchers can access samples from normal healthy donors.
Gain Access to Target Patients in the iSpecimen Marketplace®
In the iSpecimen Marketplace, researchers can request human CSF samples that fit specific donor profiles. These requirements may include, but are not limited too:
- Medical Conditions
- Tests & Test Results
- Medical Procedures
- Outcomes Data
- Social & Family History
CSF Sample & Collection Considerations:
Preserved at a temperature of -20°C to -80°C, iSpecimen sources banked CSF samples from our broad network of biobanks. We also handle shipping logistics, including the use of dry ice and cold packs to keep the samples at optimal temperatures for preservation.
Patient health information protection
Whether banked or clinical remnant CSF sample projects are being fulfilled, PHI is always protected, down to removing donor profile information on sample tubes if necessary. Additionally, we help to ensure that all collections are done compliantly, employing IRB protocols and IRB waivers.
Testing & test result data
iSpecimen works to obtain a wealth of testing data alongside CSF samples for our research clients. For example, color, clarity and pressure are recorded during collection and elements such as protein level, glucose levels, and cell counts are recorded after collection.
The World is Your Biobank
Expand Your Patient Sets By Tapping Into Our Global Network
Our network spans diverse communities across the globe so you can reach beyond restricted or limited patient groups.
Procuring Biospecimens For Precision Medicine
With iSpecimen you have more opportunities to get diverse samples that meet your exacting criteria and data requirements.