Edinburgh Reproductive Tissue Biobank

Tissue list

Tissues and Samples collected for the Biobank.

These include:

  • Saliva
  • buccal smear
  • maternal urine
  • neonatal urine
  • cervical brush biopsy
  • cervical biopsy
  • high vaginal swab
  • blood plasma
  • blood serum
  • cord blood
  • placental biopsy
  • fetal membrane biopsy
  • amniotic fluid
  • subcutaneous fat
  • visceral fat
  • muscle biopsy
  • decidua
  • ovarian tissue
  • myometrium.

Samples undergo preliminary treatment, including fixation, separation procedures, or RNA later, prior to storage (e.g. -80°C as appropriate).