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Sample shipment

 

Collection and storage of plasma samples

  • 3 - 5 ml of EDTA blood is collected.
  • Blood is separated by centrifugation (e.g. 1.500 g, 15 min.)
  • Store 2 x 1 ml aliquots in 1,8 ml screw top cryovials (e.g. Nunc 377267 or similar). Glass vials are not permitted. If cryovials are not available, please contact Bente Rosdahl Nykjær (bente.rosdahl.nykjaer@regionh.dk) at the coordinating centre.
  • The tubes should be clearly labeled with:
    • EuroSIDA patient number
    • Date of collection
  • Samples should be stored at – 70° Celsius or liquid nitrogen within 4-6 hours of venesection.
    If - 70° Celsius or liquid nitrogen is not available, use - 20° Celsius freezer.
  • If plasma have been stored in freezers with temperatures above - 50° Celsius, or if more than 6 hours have passed before plasma has been frozen, this should be clearly indicated when samples are shipped to coordinating centre.
  • List of samples available should be shipped together with the plasma samples to the coordinating centre. Sample list

Please contact Bente Rosdahl Nykjær (bente.rosdahl.nykjaer@regionh.dk) at the coordinating centre if you need cryovials and grid boxes.

Shipment of plasma samples

When ready to ship samples please contact Bente Rosdahl Nykjær (bente.rosdahl.nykjaer@regionh.dk) at the coordinating centre at University of Copenhagen for precise instructions o­n handling, packaging and shipping.

For shipments done from countries outside the European Union, please use the Proforma Invoice.

Bente Rosdahl Nykjær , Laboratory Coordinator
EuroSIDA Coordinating Centre
Phone: +45 35 45 57 57
Fax: +45 35 45 57 58
E-mail: bente.rosdahl.nykjaer@regionh.dk