Biobanking Procedures and Practices

The Department of Pathology has standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the receipt, biobanking (processing) and storage of biological materials from patients. These procedures exist to both facilitate optimal diagnoses by the pathologists and to ensure that any biobanked patient material will have been processed in an optimal manner. These procedures can be found in the eHandbook under the Department of Pathology; they are written in Norwegian but are currently being translated to English.

The Department for Research Administration & Biobanking provides excellent information (in Norwegian) about biobanking at OUS

Likewise, the Norwegian Pathology Association (Den norske patologforeningen) published an excellent report (in Norwegian) in 2011 entitled ‘Forskning og forskningssamarbeid—praktiske retningslinjer for bruk av biobank’(



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