Standard preanalytical coding for biospecimens: Review and implementation of the Sample PREanalytical Code (SPREC)

Lehmann, Sabine, Guadagni, Fiorella, Moore, Helen, Ashton, Garry, Barnes, Michael, Benson, Erica, Clements, Judith, Koppandi, Iren, Coppola, Domenico, Demiroglu, Sara Yasemin, DeSouza, Yvonne, De Wilde, Annemieke, Duker, Jacko, Eliason, James, Glazer, Barbara, Harding, Keith, Jeon, Jae Pil, Kessler, Joseph, Kokkat, Theresa, Nanni, Umberto, Shea, Kathi, Skubitz, Amy, Somiari, Stella, Tybring, Gunnel, Gunter, Elaine, & Betsou, Fotini (2012) Standard preanalytical coding for biospecimens: Review and implementation of the Sample PREanalytical Code (SPREC). Biopreservation and Biobanking, 10(4), pp. 366-374.

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The first version of the Standard PREanalytical Code (SPREC) was developed in 2009 by the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) Biospecimen Science Working Group to facilitate documentation and communication of the most important preanalytical quality parameters of different types of biospecimens used for research. This same Working Group has now updated the SPREC to version 2.0, presented here, so that it contains more options to allow for recent technological developments. Existing elements have been fine tuned. An interface to the Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality (BRISQ) has been defined, and informatics solutions for SPREC implementation have been developed. A glossary with SPRECrelated definitions has also been added.

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ID Code: 63427
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Biospecimens, Standard Preanalytical Coding, Biological repositories, Informatics solutions
DOI: 10.1089/bio.2012.0012
ISSN: 1947-5543
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > OTHER BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (069900)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Copyright Statement: This is a copy of an article published in Biopreservation and Biobanking © 2012 [copyright Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.]; Biopreservation and Biobanking is available online at:
Deposited On: 17 Oct 2013 05:07
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2013 04:10

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