In Specimen Management, specimens are registered into a specific location within Covance specialized freezers for long-term specimen storage. Freezers are closely monitored 24/7 with a full redundant power supply to ensure specimen integrity. Other critical processes performed in this area include re-labeling specimens using specific client labels; de-identification of specimens for future testing; blinding of specimens; validation of holds and visit re-assignments; and QC and validation of specimens received following the client's instructions. We also ship specimens to third party laboratories as requested.
In addition to providing short-term storage needs, Covance also has built a core competency in biorepository services to store samples for your future research needs.
The Covance Biorepository Services (CBS) has the flexibility, capacity, technology and experts to meet any storage need. You can store your specimens where they were tested to ensure an uninterrupted chain of custody, continuity, safety, and easy access for future testing.