Please submit your samples:
- In polypropylene microcentrifuge tubes (1.5 or 2 mL Eppendorf tubes or Falcon tubes for larger samples, please avoid 0.2 mL PCR tubes)
- Clearly labelled with a permanent black marker while tubes are at room temperature or specialized freezer-safe labels.
- Use simple identification codes on the tubes (such as series of sequential numbers) that you can report with the corresponding sample identification when you fill out the sample submission form in QReserve. Samples of human origin MUST be de-identified.
For fluid and tissues, freeze as soon as possible after collection in liquid nitrogen or on dry ice and keep at -80°C until sample shipment.
For cell and media samples, remove media by centrifugation and freeze cell pellets and media separately. On the sample submission form, please indicate the composition of the cell media that you are submitting.
Note: DMSO, high salt concentrations and detergents have poor compatibility with mass spectrometric ionization techniques and the detection of analytes may be suppressed.
If you want your samples to be analyzed for different assays/panels that AFBM offers, please make several aliquots of each sample before freezing.
Any special safety or sample handling precaution that we have to take with your sample must be indicated on the sample submission form.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding sample preparation, please get in touch.