Prospective Sample Collection
The Crimson Core maintains tools to query data in affiliated clinical laboratories (10,000+ accessions/day).
Investigators with IRB protocols approved to use these
tools may access them through the core.
Please fill in the Services Request Form to inquire about use of
prospective collection for your study.
Querying for Samples
The following types of data may be searched to locate discarded materials:
||Age, Gender, Location (Outpatient, Inpatient, ED)
||Sample type (Blood, Urine, Culture, etc.), Location of Draw,
||Visit and Lab ICD.9 codes
||Tests ordered, results, canned comments in
reports only - free-text reports are not available for query.
||The core can receive a forwarded patient cohort from another
system, as defined in your IRB protocol. Use of forwarded cohorts must be
clearly defined in the study's IRB protocol, including how the cohort was
developed and may be updated or modified. In many cases, studies provide
cohorts of patients they have consented. Please contact core staff for more