Sample storage is available on-site ambient at 2-8°C (typically short-term), -20°C and -80°C, and liquid nitrogen. Samples can be stored for any period that is defined and agreed upon within the protocol. Systems are in place to ensure complete track and trace capabilities of stored samples.
Access to our sample storage facility is restricted to authorized employees only. Eurofins Central Laboratory has a storage capacity of more than 1 billion samples in -20°C and about 1 million in -80°C. In the event that more storage capacity is needed, we are able to extend our storage facilities to meet the needs of our customers.
As a default, samples will be stored for 14 days after analysis for retesting purposes. Samples for hematology testing will be stored for 1 week. Upon request of the customer and as an add-on service, samples can be stored for longer periods as needed.