BioSample Services Facility


Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine
65 Landsdowne Street, Room 350
Cambridge, MA 02139

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM. Samples received after 2:30PM will be processed the next business day.

in your samples at that time. Whole blood should be retained at Room Temperature, especially if scheduled for Cell Line Transformation.

More Information

For more information, please contact Vance Morgan at (617) 768-8518 or Lisa Mahanta at (617) 768-8443.

The BioSample Services Facility (BSF) provides sample handling and preparation resources to investigators in the Partners research community. Our goal is to efficiently and effectively process specimens enabling the generation of high quality data via down stream processes. The services provided are:

  • DNA extraction from whole blood, saliva, isolated cell pellet
  • RNA extraction from whole blood
  • Lymphoblast transformation
  • Plasma/serum isolation
  • Isolation and cryo-preservation of white blood cells (buffy coat isolation)
  • Sample plating
  • Sample retrieval
  • Healthy volunteers sample collection access

All projects containing subject samples and submitted to the BSF for handling must be IRB approved in advance. All specimens must be entered into our Laboratory Information Management System (GIGPAD) prior to delivery to the BSF.

Our staff will work with you to design an implementation plan that would best fit your research needs.