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Understanding Cancer Series

  • Posted: 12/29/2009

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Attach Unique Identifier

A unique identifier is associated with the biospecimen. Unique identifiers link the tissue sample with its relevant annotated records, so future results from studies using this sample can again be associated with the original patient donor.

Graphic shows how tumor sample from biopsy is given a unique barcode identifier is added to the tumor sample. This barcode ties sample to records.