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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151711
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Challenges of Collecting and Transporting Biological Samples
Abstract:
Challenges of Collecting and Transporting Biological Samples
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Vasek, Paula, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wyoming, School of Nursing
Title:Graduate Student
Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to describe the process involved in collection and transport of biomarker samples from multiple rural sites. Definition of the Concept: Biomarkers can be used in intervention research as indirect measures of outcomes. In order for biomarkers to be helpful, they must be specific, sensitive, robust, predictive, non-invasive, and link preclinical and clinical systems. In addition, the biomarker must be stable enough to make it from the clinical setting to the laboratory where it is to be analyzed. Application: Oligosaccharide levels were used as a biomarker in our breastfeeding intervention research. Ninety seven percent of oligosaccharides in consumed breast milk pass into the feces. Consequently, oligosaccharides were measured in both breast-milk and stool samples. Obtaining adequate sample, storing samples at appropriate temperatures and transporting samples to the laboratory for analysis created several challenges. In addition, training was required for the transport of bio-hazardous material and maintaining specimens frozen during transport from remote to urban areas were particularly problematic. Conclusion: Maintaining the integrity of the biologic samples has always been a critical factor that presents unique challenges in rural settings. With the changes in the postal system to protect the public from bio-hazardous materials, the process of preparing and shipping samples brings this process to a new level of complexity. This session will describe strategies to address these challenges. Examples from an existing multi-site project will be discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChallenges of Collecting and Transporting Biological Samplesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151711-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Challenges of Collecting and Transporting Biological Samples</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Vasek, Paula, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wyoming, School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Graduate Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sue2bhoney@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to describe the process involved in collection and transport of biomarker samples from multiple rural sites. Definition of the Concept: Biomarkers can be used in intervention research as indirect measures of outcomes. In order for biomarkers to be helpful, they must be specific, sensitive, robust, predictive, non-invasive, and link preclinical and clinical systems. In addition, the biomarker must be stable enough to make it from the clinical setting to the laboratory where it is to be analyzed. Application: Oligosaccharide levels were used as a biomarker in our breastfeeding intervention research. Ninety seven percent of oligosaccharides in consumed breast milk pass into the feces. Consequently, oligosaccharides were measured in both breast-milk and stool samples. Obtaining adequate sample, storing samples at appropriate temperatures and transporting samples to the laboratory for analysis created several challenges. In addition, training was required for the transport of bio-hazardous material and maintaining specimens frozen during transport from remote to urban areas were particularly problematic. Conclusion: Maintaining the integrity of the biologic samples has always been a critical factor that presents unique challenges in rural settings. With the changes in the postal system to protect the public from bio-hazardous materials, the process of preparing and shipping samples brings this process to a new level of complexity. This session will describe strategies to address these challenges. Examples from an existing multi-site project will be discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:11:11Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:11:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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