Our Tissue Procurement Service in the Department of Pathology

The Tissue Procurement Service (TPS) serves the Human Tissue Resource Network member groups but is not a member itself. TPS is a service laboratory of the Division of Surgical Pathology and the Department of Pathology, and operates under the supervision of medical director, Dr. Scott Scrape. Researchers do not interact directly with TPS to secure samples for research, but place requests through the Midwestern Division of the Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Total Cancer Care Program (TCCP). The TPS procures and distributes the requested biospecimens to the HTRN while fluids and benign, normal, malignant and diseased tissues go to research investigators.

The TPS maintains adequate space in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for procurement and is supervised by the technical and professional staff serving clinical diagnostic specimens and diagnostic archival formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissues and hematoxylin and eosin (HE) stained slides, retained briefly on Ohio State's main campus prior to shipment to the Polaris or Kinnear research facilities.

The TPS procures samples for the CCC biorepository program. IRB approval with yearly review is held by each member. When an investigator is funded, approved by the IRB and vetted by the appropriate HTRN member group, the requests for tissue and/or fluids are posted in a Tissue Quest software management program managed out of Vanderbilt University.

CHTN Application (DOC)

CCC Request Form (PDF) - published on OneSource and available only to Ohio State personnel

Samples

Samples

Fees for CHTN investigators

Fees for CHTN investigators

Fees for OSUCCC – James members

Fees for OSUCCC – James members

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