Biospecimen Processing

symphony machineThe Central Biorepository provides laboratory services in support of biospecimen collection, processing, storage, and distribution. Services are automated where applicable, and produce high-quality results. 

Update 3/19: At this time, the Central Biorepository is unable to support non-biorepository DNA isolation work due to pandemic priorities. 

Standard services include:

  • Archive Biorepository Storage New!
  • PBMC Isolation New!
  • Production of sample collection kits
  • DNA extraction 
    • Whole blood
    • Buffy coat
    • PAXgene tubes 
    • Oragene saliva kits
  • PicoGreen quantification of genomic DNA
  • RNA extraction 
    • PAXgene tubes
  • Aliquot production
  • Sample packaging and distribution
  • Sample storage management
  • Isolation of plasma or serum
  • Long-term storage of frozen tissue in cassettes, FFPE blocks, and stained glass slides
CAP Accredited



Contact us at or (734) 647-8809 

Hours of Operation: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, M-F 

North Campus Research Complex, Building 60-1660, 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

A list of Central Biorepository contacts is available in the Personnel Directory