serum bank


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serum bank

a facility for the storage of aliquots of blood serum. The samples are used mainly for medical research.

serum bank

A laboratory or storage facility where samples of serum are kept, typically at subfreezing temperatures, for their future value in the retrospective study of important or emerging diseases. The JANUS serum bank, in Norway, has one of the largest and best organized national collections of stored serum; its specimens have been used primarily in studies of tumor markers.
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The Norwegian Cancer Society provided funding for the Janus Serum Bank from the start in 1972 until 2004.
7% for the years analyzed on the basis of a subset of samples from a large population-based serum bank.
To determine long-term stability at -25 [degrees]C, we used samples from the Janus Serum Bank (4) stored for up to 29 years.
We searched the serum bank of the Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and identified a serum sample from a person with a case of C.
Identification, characterization, purification, and banking of food allergens (and nonallergens) are needed for two reasons: to provide positive (and negative) controls for animal and serum bank tests and for use in defining the characteristics that confer on food proteins the ability to induce allergic sensitization, that is, to establish structure-activity relationships.