What is the USC COVID-19 Biospecimen Repository (Biorepository)?
The USC COVID-19 Biospecimen Repository (Biorepository) collects blood, saliva, urine, and/or tissue samples from patients who have confirmed positive for COVID-19. The biorepository allows us to study the natural history, disease progression, and treatment response to COVID-19 in this population. Control patients are also recruited. The specimens are banked for current and future research purposes. This biorepository enables basic, translational, and clinical research in patients who have had COVID-19.
What Are We Collecting?
- Blood: plasma, serum, host DNA and RNA.
- Viral RNA
- Optional: tissue, CSF, bronchioalveolar lavage, tears.
Link to Detailed Schedule of Sample Collection