Frequently Asked Questions
Please see the list below of frequently asked questions regarding requests.
Submitting a request is easy in iLab. Forms are separately available for histology services, specimen requests and repository services. Please visit our request page for more details.
Investigators within KUMC can request samples at any time. Other qualified, collaborating institutions may also request samples. Sample requests will be reviewed by an internal advisory board committee for scientific merit. Approved projects will be allowed to access samples.
No. As long as only de-identified samples are required for research, an IRB submission is not required. If samples will be used for IND/IDE submission, data reviewed by the FDA, or will involve the use of an in-vitro diagnostic device, then further review from the IRB is required.
Please fill out the Specimen Request form in iLab with all applicable fields filled out. In the Specimen Grid, leave the column "Total # of Patients" blank and mark the question "Is this an ongoing request?" Yes. Invoices will be created monthly from this single request. You do not have to submit a request for every collection or every month!
Please fill out the request for Repository Services request form in iLab with the applicable services marked. For the field "How many study participants are anticipated?," please enter ongoing and mark the question "Is this an ongoing request?" Yes. Invoices will be created monthly from this single request. You do not have to submit a request for every patient or collection!
No. Each request form includes the question "Is this an ongoing project?" towards the bottom. If you intend on requesting services for the exact same project with the exact same billing information (i.e. outside billing number or speedtype) over a period of time, please answer this question, "Yes," and the request will be left open for your convenience.