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BioSpecimen Processing Lab (BSPL)

Overview of Services

 
The BioSpecimen Processing Lab (BSPL) provides a suite of biospecimen services to support clinical, translational, and basic life sciences research: 
 
Biospecimen Acquisiton
Our team is specially trained in obtaining tissue and fluids in coordination with clinical procedures.  We work with the clinical teams to develop procedures that permit research specimen collection while not impacting clinical sample evaluation. 
  • Biopsy Collection - To ensure study requirements are communicated and high qualtity tissue is procured, a Research Associate attends biopsy procedures to receive tissue samples directly from the clinician and promptly preserve samples per study requirements.  
  • Surgical Collection - Our team of Pathologists' Assistants are trained to perform complex tissue dissection in accordance with pathology departmental guidelines while prioritizing patient diagnostic safety. Specimens are retreived from surgical suites, rapidly dissected and fresh, frozen and fixed tissue procured per study requirements.  
  • Available preparation methods:
    • Fresh tissue in media
    • Snap frozen, frozen in OCT, viable cryopreservation
      • Frozen tissue sectioning
    • Formalin-fixed tissue processed into FFPE blocks
      • Slide sectioning and staining

Biofluid Processing
Samples can be processed via one of our validated standard operating procedures, or according to specialized methods or sponsor requirements. 
  • Separation of whole blood into serum, plasma, buffy coat
  • PBMC isolation and preservation
  • Centrifugation, aliquoting and shipping of biofluids (urine, CSF, saliva, etc.)

Biospecimen Custodianship (Long-Term Storage)
Our Mt. Zion BSPL provides secure, round-the-clock monitored biospecimen storage and inventory mangement via a regulatory-complient online database. 
  • Storage of blood, body fluids and tissue
  • Ambient, 4°C, -20°C -80°C, and liquid nitrogen sample storage
  • Controlled access, freezer alarms, back-up power and redundant temperature monitoring. 
  • 24/7 personnel coverage for off-hour freezer issues
  • Samples acquired and/or processed by the Biobank are 2D barcode labeled. 
  • Inventory management through MBioLIMS, a web-based regulatory compliant database to track samples through collection, processing, storage and distribution.

 

BSP Lab Guidelines for Liquid Sample Processing:

Hours of operation (all campuses):

  • Please see below for hours of specific labs.
  • Last samples must be received by 4:00pm.
  • Samples with same-day shipments must be received by 1:30pm to meet outbound shipping cutoffs.
  • Samples with complex processing, such as PBMCs, whole blood stimulations, must be received by 2:30pm.

If same-day shipment samples are received past the cut-off time, samples will be shipped the next business day. Ambient samples are generally more time sensitive and require same-day shipment.

If your protocol has samples that will be collected past the same-day processing cut off time, please consult with your PI and/or sponsor for next steps. We can store samples overnight at ambient and refrigerated (4C) temperatures for processing the next day, but only with PI and/or sponsor approval

 

Management

Aras Mattis, MD PhD - Director (aras.mattis@ucsf.edu)

Ron Honrada - Associate Director (ronald.honrada@ucsf.edu)

Zulma Finney - Lab Supervisor (zulma.finney@ucsf.edu)

 

Locations, Hours of operation, and Contacts

Mission Bay Campus:

Mission Bay Gateway-2 Lab

Hours Location

8:00am - 4:30 pm

Monday - Friday

(excluding UCSF campus holidays)        

1825 4th St. Room M2391 
San Francisco, CA 94158 

Lab Phone:  
(415) 502-6939  

Blood and Biopsy Pager:  
(415) 443-1501

Email: 
biobank@ucsf.edu

Mission Bay PCMB-5 Lab

Hours Location

8:00am - 6:00 pm

Monday - Friday

(excluding UCSF campus holidays)        

1825 4th St. Room L5144
San Francisco, CA 94158 

 Lab Phone:  
(415) 502-8516

Email: 
MZLab.CCRC@ucsf.edu

Mission Bay PCRC Lab

Hours Location

8:00am - 5:00 pm

Monday - Friday

(excluding UCSF campus holidays)        

1825 4th St. Room M6388 
San Francisco, CA 94158 

Lab Phone:  
(415) 502-9621 

Email: 
CCRCPedsLab@ucsf.edu

Parnassus Campus:

Parn-5 Lab

Hours Location

8:00am - 4:30 pm

Monday - Friday

(excluding UCSF campus holidays)        

513 Parnassus Ave. Room S526 
San Francisco, CA 94143 

Lab Phone:  
(415) 353-4263

Blood and Biopsy Pager:  
(415) 443-3670

Email: 
biobank@ucsf.edu

Parn-12 Lab

Hours Location

8:00am - 5:00 pm

Monday - Friday

(excluding UCSF campus holidays)        

513 Parnassus Ave. Room S1234 
San Francisco, CA 94143   

Lab Phone:  
(415) 476-2765

Email: 
GCRCLab@ucsf.edu

Mt. Zion Campus:

Mt. Zion Processing Lab and Freezer Farm

Hours Location

8:00am - 4:30 pm

Monday - Friday

(excluding UCSF campus holidays)        

2340 Sutter St. Room S241 
San Francisco, CA 94115  

Lab Phone:  
(415) 514-6945

Blood and Biopsy Pager:  
(415) 443-0495 

Email: 
biobank@ucsf.edu

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hispital:

ZSFG Lab

Hours Location

8:00am - 4:30 pm

Monday - Friday

(excluding UCSF campus holidays)        

1001 Potrero Ave. Unit 5B  
San Francisco, CA 94110   

Lab Phone:  
(628) 206-3327

Email: 
SFGHLab.CCRC@ucsf.edu

San Francisco VA Hospital:

SFVA Lab

Hours Location

8:00am - 4:30 pm

Monday - Friday

(excluding UCSF campus holidays)        

4150 Clement Street MS 151CRO 
Building 203, Room 1A-14
San Francisco, CA 94121 

Email: 
VA.CRSReservations@ucsf.edu

Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland:

Oakland Lab

Hours Location

8:00am - 4:30 pm

Monday - Friday

(excluding UCSF campus holidays)        

 TBD

 

Pager Information

 

Surgical Tissue Collection

  • Please submit requests for surgical tissue collections only HERE.

Biopsy Collection

  • Mt. Zion - (415) 443-0495
  • Parnassus (Parn-5) - (415) 443-3670
  • Mission Bay (Gateway-2) - (415) 443-1501

Links and Resources

  1. Team website: Biospecimen Processing Lab (BSPL)
  2. Team messaging: ucsfbiobank.slack.com
  3. UCSF Core Services and Equipment Search

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Sadeed Rashid
Sample Processing Lead - Parnassus
 
415-353-4263
 
ahmad.rashid@ucsf.edu
 
Parn-5, Parn-12
 
Omid Jamdar
Biorepository Equipment Lead
 
415-514-6945
 
omid.jamdar@ucsf.edu
 
Mt Zion and Freezer Farm
 
Raphael Lota
Blood, Biopsy and Biofluid Processing
 
415-502-6939
 
raphael.lota@ucsf.edu
 
MB Gateway-2
 
Alex Soepardi
Blood, Biopsy and Biofluid Processing
 
415-353-4263
 
alexander.soepardi@ucsf.edu
 
Parn-5
 
Amber Derpinghaus
Mt. Zion Inventory, Blood, Biopsy and Biofluid Processing
 
415-514-6945
 
aber.derpinghaus!ucsf.edu
 
Mt Zion and Freezer Farm
 
Janet Zhen
Mt. Zion Inventory, Blood, Biopsy and Biofluid Processing
 
415-514-6945
 
janet.zhen@ucsf.edu
 
Mt Zion and Freezer Farm
 
Tin Truong
Blood, Biopsy and Biofluid Processing
 
415-502-6939
 
tin.truong@ucsf.edu
 
MB Gateway-2
 
Ron Honrada
Associate Director
 
415-218-3698
 
ronald.honrada@ucsf.edu
 

 
Zulma Finney
Lab Supervisor
 
415-502-9618
 
zulma.finney@ucsf.edu
 
MB PCRC, MB PCMB-5
 
Brandon Baclay
Blood and Biofluid Processing
 
415-502-8516
 
Hildebrando.Baclay@ucsf.edu
 
MB PCMB-5
 
Breiann Bolos
Blood and Biofluid Processing
 
415-502-9621
 
Breiann.Bolos@ucsf.edu
 
MB PCRC
 
Massimo Quintero
Blood and Biofluid Processing
 
628-206-3327
 
Massimo.Quintero@ucsf.edu
 
ZSFG, SFVA
 
Nikki Francisco
Blood and Biofluid Processing
 
415-502-8516
 
AnnaDominique.Francisco@ucsf.edu
 
MB PCMB-5
 
Vanessa Leung
Blood and Biofluid Processing
 
415-476-2765
 
Vanessa.Leung@ucsf.edu
 
Parn-12
 
Derek See
Blood and Biofluid Processing
 
415-476-2765
 
Derek.See@ucsf.edu
 
Parn-12
 
Tony De La Paz
Blood and Biofluid Processing
 
415-476-2765
 
Tony.DeLaPaz@ucsf.edu
 
Parn-12
 
Douglas Wampler
Sample Processing Lead - ZSFG
 
628-206-3327
 
Douglas.Wampler@ucsf.edu
 
ZSFG
 
Pamela Quinsay
Blood and Biofluid Processing
 
415-502-8516
 
Pamela.Quinsay@ucsf.edu
 
MB PCMB-5
 
Annie Higa
Sample Processing Lead - BCH Oakland
 
510-428-3885 x 2750
 
Annie.Higa@ucsf.edu
 
BCH Oakland
 
Chris Cunanan
Blood and Biofluid Processing
 
415-502-9621
 
JohnChristopher.Cunanan@ucsf.edu
 
MB PCRC
 
Maharlika Abalos
Sample Processing Lead - PCRC
 
415-502-9621
 
Maharlika.Abalos@ucsf.edu
 
MB PCRC
 

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