Specimen Collection Instructions For Surgeons (REBDTB)
Prior to the surgery date the REBDTB will send a specimen collection package to the participating institution containing specimen collection containers, Hibernate-A media, consent forms, documentation of tissue bank approval by UCLA Institutional Review Board (IRB), specimen collection instructions, non-identifiable clinical data collection sheet and any other relevant information/materials. Domestic institutions will have Hibernate-A shipped directly from the tissue bank. Where necessary for international centers Hibernate-A will be shipped from regional distribution centers. Logistics for specimen transfers will be coordinated by the Tissue Bank Coordinator in collaboration with the donating institution.
Collecting and Handling Blood Samples during Surgery:
Collecting and Handling Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) during Surgery:
Collecting Fresh Tissue Specimen during Surgery:
Arrangements will be made with World Courier® AmerisourceBergen, the designated shipping company, to transfer the material immediately to the Rare Epilepsies & Brain Disease Tissue Bank for delivery within 24-48 hours. The Tissue Bank Coordinator will work with the donating institution to coordinate collection activities. Specific temperature-validated shipping containers and kits will be provided for the transfer. For questions and support contact the:
Tissue Bank Coordinator: Email: [email protected] and [email protected]
Please notify by phone or e-mail prior to sample collection date.
Rare Epilepsies & Brain Disease Tissue Bank Neurobiology of Epilepsy Laboratory UCLA Medical Center 710 Westwood Plaza
2128 Reed Neurological Research Center Los Angeles, CA 90095-8464 Phone: 310-794-6468 Fax: 310-825-0922