biospecimen

Definition / meaning of biospecimen

Samples of material, such as urine, blood, tissue, cells, DNA, RNA, and protein from humans, animals, or plants. Biospecimens are stored in a biorepository and are used for laboratory research. If the samples are from people, medical information may also be stored along with a written consent to use the samples in laboratory studies.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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