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Whole Blood
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Measure Name: Whole Blood
Measure Type: Single Item
Construct: Biobanking Tissues (omics)
Primary Content Area: Obesity
Secondary Content Area: Nutrition
Brief Description: Blood samples provide a picture of the circulatory environment of the individual. Because virtually every tissue in the body is bathed with this bodily fluid, whole blood can reflect the physical state of multiple tissues. In addition, leukocyte number and composition can reflect immune states as well. Because whole blood contains several components (e.g., plasma or serum, leukocytes, red blood cells, etc.), many different kinds of assays can be performed using aliquots created from this sample.
Keywords: Biobank, sample, specimen
Target Population: All
Mode of Administration: Who Administered: Researcher
How Administered: In-person
Other/Uncategorized/To-be-decided: Biological
Cost: ~$9.00 (collection and processing, see protocol)
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(Last Updated: 2/5/2018 1:01:35 PM by Tanya Agurs-Collins)

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