Please note that the NeuroBioBank inventory is refreshed on a regular basis, and should serve as a guide when requesting samples. However, there may be discrepancies between available tissues and samples that have been processed. For the most accurate assessment on all tissue requests, we recommend that requestors include as much information on desired subject and tissue characteristics as possible, and respond to any follow up inquiries when prompted.
The RNA Integrity Number (RIN) values listed should serve as a general quality metric. The actual RIN value may vary due to various factors, including brain regions tested, tissue preservation method, and transport conditions. If needed, we recommend that receiving labs test the RIN value to ensure a sample is appropriate to use in the proposed studies.
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