Markey Biospecimen and Tissue Procurement Shared Resource Facility (BSTP SRF)

Director: C. Darrell Jennings, MD

The Markey BSTP SRF collects, processes, annotates, stores and distributes biospecimens to support translational research in cancer and other diseases. Markey BSTP SRF support includes obtaining IRB certification, collecting Informed Consents or the acquisition and the processing of targeted biospecimens in accordance with specific research protocols. Our services are available to University of Kentucky (UK) faculty and other qualified investigators in partnership with UK faculty.

Combs Research Building, Room 113A
800 Rose St., Lexington, KY 40536-0293
Telephone: 859-257-1717
Fax: 859-257-3757  

Request BSTP SRF Services

The BSTP SRF now uses an online program called iLab to manage service requests and billing. To start using BSTP SRF services, click the link below, which will take you to a landing page with more detailed instructions, including a one-time account setup. Once your account is set up, iLab will enable you to place BSTP SRF service requests, provide the required approvals, and monitor the progress of your project.


Investigators are required to acknowledge the Markey Cancer Center Biospecimen Tissue and Procurement Shared Resource Facility (MCC BSTP SRF) in any publications that result from the use of biospecimens or information received through the MCC BSTP SRF. For your convenience, you are welcome to use the following statement:

“This research was supported by the Biospecimen and Tissue Procurement Shared Resource Facility of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center (P30CA177558).”

Cost structure

The MCC heavily subsidizes service rates for MCC members, as much as 84% less than similar commercially available services.

Per-case rate

Tissue bank *

Blood bank (including serum, buffy coat) *

All other fluids *

Consent only (i.e. no specimens) **

Questionnaire only (i.e. no specimens) **

Consent and questionnaire only (i.e. no specimens) **

Storage of banked cases (including data entry)

Sample processing

DNA isolation
$10.00 Plus shipping. Price varies based on carrier fees, supplies and labor.

HMW DNA isolation

RNA isolation

DNA/RNA combo from non FFPE tissues

DNA/RNA combo from FFPE tissues

* includes obtaining consent, database entry and storage
** includes database entry

Histology services

$ 1.00

Identification and retrieval of archival blocks (per case)

Tissue cassette and labeling (per specimen)

$ 3.00

H&E (per slide)
$ 1.00

Other histology stain (per slide)
$ 2.00

Immunohistochemistry with principal investigator supplied antibodies (per slide)
$ 7.50

Immunohistochemistry with laboratory supplied antibodies (per slide)

Custom TMA block

Tissue microarray slide

Test TMA

TUNEL (per slide)

Specialty IHC
$15.00 (per slide)

In-situ hybridization (per slide)
Note: PI to supply probe - please contact Dana Napier before ordering


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