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Human Biofluids

iSpecimen provides access to a broad range of biofluids from both healthy patients and those with medical conditions, as well as those sourced using thousands of different analytes with corresponding test results.

Biofluids are available fresh or frozen and with or without additives, such as EDTA, Lithium Heparin, and Sodium Citrate.

We also source solid tissue and hematopoietic stem and immune cell products.

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Biofluids To help Meet Your Precise Needs

The iSpecimen Marketplace is your one-stop source for many types of biofluids from patients with a wide range of conditions.

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Biofluid Sourcing Options

  • Research samples
  • Clinical remnants

Disease States

Specimen Types

  • Whole blood
  • Plasma
  • Serum
  • Buffy coat
  • Urine
  • Stool
  • CSF
  • Liquid cytology
  • Saliva
  • Sputum

Custom Collection Services

We offer a range of services for custom and prospective collections, including site selection and training, custom kitting, sample collection and processing, and compliance management.

Enhanced Custom Collection Service

Our Enhanced Custom Collection Service entails the collection of healthy normal samples of blood, saliva, and other forms of biofluid sample collections by qualified clinicians at iSpecimen headquarters. Within hours of collections, iSpecimen can arrange delivery of freshly collected samples to an array of biotech firms in the Boston area, and potentially with the U.S., to help continue the development of new vaccines, treatments, cures, and diagnostics. CONTACT US to learn more or to REQUEST A QUOTE.

For a full list of custom collection services, download our data sheet.

Recent Biofluid Projects and Collections

Here are some recent examples of biofluid specimens provided to researchers.

Banked Biofluids

  • Early stage hepatocellular carcinoma, stage 1 or 2: treatment naïve patients, 40 patients, 2 mL ACD plasma and PBMCs isolated by Ficoll method, delivered frozen
  • Early stage breast cancer patients, stage1 or 2: plus benign breast condition controls, 10 in each cohort, 1mL serum, collected in the last year, delivered frozen

Remnant Biofluids

  • Thyroid disease, remnant serum: 200 patients total, 1.5 ml each, frozen, from patients with Grave’s Disease, Hashimoto’s, and other thyroid diseases; Anti-TSHR across multiple ranges
  • Prostate cancer patients, remnant serum: 200 donors, 1 ml each
  • Throat swabs, tested positive for StrepA, plus normal controls: 100 unique patients total, delivered frozen
  • Remnant LiHep or NaHep plasma samples: tested for cardiac Troponin across various ranges, 1+ mL, 100 unique patients, delivered frozen

Prospectively Collected Biofluids

  • AML: fresh whole peripheral blood EDTA or sodium heparin; 20 donors, 15ml each; absolute wbc ≥20,000, blasts ≥10%; known HIV and HCV status
  • Patients undergoing cancer screenings such as mammograms or colonoscopies: 50 mL blood collected into various tube types and processed, plus follow up imaging and laboratory reports
  • Whole blood from healthy normal controls: aliquoted into 2 mL aliquots, delivered fresh within 8 hours of collection in the Boston area