Standard preanalytical coding for biospecimens: Review and implementation of the sample PREanalytical Code (SPREC)

Sabine Lehmann, Fiorella Guadagni, Helen Moore, Garry Ashton, Michael Barnes, Erica Benson, Judith Clements, Iren Koppandi, Domenico Coppola, Sara Yasemin Demiroglu, Yvonne Desouza, Annemieke De Wilde, Jacko Duker, James Eliason, Barbara Glazer, Keith Harding, Jae Pil Jeon, Joseph Kessler, Theresa Kokkat, Umberto NanniKathi Shea, Amy Skubitz, Stella Somiari, Gunnel Tybring, Elaine Gunter, Fotini Betsou

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Abstract

The first version of the Standard PREanalytical Code (SPREC) was developed in 2009 by the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) Biospecimen Science Working Group to facilitate documentation and communication of the most important preanalytical quality parameters of different types of biospecimens used for research. This same Working Group has now updated the SPREC to version 2.0, presented here, so that it contains more options to allow for recent technological developments. Existing elements have been fine tuned. An interface to the Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality (BRISQ) has been defined, and informatics solutions for SPREC implementation have been developed. A glossary with SPREC-related definitions has also been added.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-374
Number of pages9
JournalBiopreservation and Biobanking
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

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    Lehmann, S., Guadagni, F., Moore, H., Ashton, G., Barnes, M., Benson, E., Clements, J., Koppandi, I., Coppola, D., Demiroglu, S. Y., Desouza, Y., De Wilde, A., Duker, J., Eliason, J., Glazer, B., Harding, K., Jeon, J. P., Kessler, J., Kokkat, T., ... Betsou, F. (2012). Standard preanalytical coding for biospecimens: Review and implementation of the sample PREanalytical Code (SPREC). Biopreservation and Biobanking, 10(4), 366-374. https://doi.org/10.1089/bio.2012.0012