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Universal Sample Bank

SET YOUR REFERENCE RANGES AND HELP ESTABLISH A UNIVERSAL 99TH PERCENTILE TROPONIN CUTOFF WITH SAMPLE SETS FROM AACC’S UNIVERSAL SAMPLE BANK

AACC now offers pre-screened plasma/serum sample sets from 766 donors to assist IVD manufacturers with establishing accurate reference ranges and troponin cutoffs. A set of samples from AACC’s Universal Sample Bank, together with data from screening test results, comprises a representative adult population that can be used in any reference range study.

AACC hopes to work with manufacturers of troponin assays to establish a universal 99th percentile cutoff for cardiac troponin. Many practice groups have recommended this cutoff, but a lack of comparability across assays for a 99th percentile value has hindered the application of troponin tests to healthcare. At the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, AACC partnered with Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collect blood samples from hundreds of healthy adult attendees in the hopes of establishing a universal 99th percentile cutoff value.

Features of AACC’s Universal Sample Bank include:

  • Ethnically and geographically diverse adult population (18+)
  • IRB-approved collection protocol
  • Fully audited by CRO
  • Samples screened for HbA1c, Creatinine, and NT-ProBNP

Price: $25,000 for one set. Companies that choose to share their troponin data save $5000.

Complete the form below to reserve your sample set or contact Stefanie Kleinman at skleinman@aacc.org for more information.

AACC collected 60 mL of blood from volunteer donors attending the AACC Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga in order to establish the 99th percentile for cardiac troponin in a healthy population. After collection, the blood was processed on site, divided into equal sample sizes and then transported to CDC for storage at -80°C. Samples were de-identified and no test results will be provided to donors. Sets of donor samples are being offered to IVD manufacturers of cardiac troponin assays for purchase. AACC has undertaken this activity as part of its mission to further scientific research. THE DONOR SAMPLES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”. AACC DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.