GAPPS BioServices Products

You may submit a request for specimens and/or data via the online form.

Samples for Distribution

Biospecimens are collected longitudinally during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period, and can be used to study pathways of preterm labor, preterm birth, stillbirth and related maternal and child health issues.

Prospective Collections

If researchers require specimens that are not routinely collected by GAPPS BioServices, prospective collections tailored to their specific study aims can be established. This allows researchers to access the GAPPS BioServices cohorts for their collections, rather than spending the time and money to set up their own collection network.

With custom collections, GAPPS can provide:

  • Case reporting and project management of respective projects
  • Technical specimen collection protocol design and implementation
  • High-quality specimens
  • Short- or long-term storage
  • Overnight or same-day shipment of samples
  • Cost savings

Phenotypic Data

A proper phenotypic analysis is a crucial component when obtaining predictive abilities of a sample type. The phenotypic data GAPPS provides enriches the analysis of each sample and is also available independently for epidemiological studies.

Data are available from:

  • Enrollment questionnaires
  • Dietary assessment
  • Health history
  • Review of systems
  • Delivery and discharge questionnaire
  • Postpartum questionnaire
  • Medical record abstractions (maternal and neonate)

Data Management

The GAPPS Repository uses a custom and centralized data management system, which tracks all specimen-related clinical and demographic data. This system maintains audits of all activities, while meeting reporting and compliance requirements.

Additional Services

GAPPS BioServices offers additional services for researchers operating or seeking to develop their own biobank, including:

  • Short- and long-term storage of biological specimens
  • SOP development
  • Biobank setup and maintenance
  • Collection kit production
  • Certification programs for specimen collections