Human Tissue Acquisition Overview:
The TPSR partnerresearchers with access to a wide variety of human specimens and tissues. Our objectives are to collect, process, bank, and distribute remnant human tissues (both normal and abnormal) from routine surgical resections and autopsies for use by VUMC investigators in basic, clinical, and translational research studies. Conveniently located near the operating rooms, we are well-situated and equipped to adhere to the specifications required for tissue acquisition outlined by most research protocols.
Our functions include:
Human Tissue Acquisition forms (TPSR and CHTN versions) must be submitted in the following way and provide a 24-hour notice prior to tissue acquisition:
-All requests for Pulling Blocks and Slides must be submitted electronically to TPSR-Tissue_Acquisition@vumc.org. Incomplete request forms will be returned to the sender until all information is supplied.
If you have any questions, please contact us at TPSR-Tissue_Acquisition@vumc.org.