Biospecimen Support

COVID-19 update: The Biorepository and Laboratory Services (BLS) sunrise plan has been approved and BLS has resumed some operations.

Centralized biospecimen research support

The mission of CTSI's Biorepository and Laboratory Services (BLS) is to provide high-quality centralized biospecimen research support while ensuring patient care and confidentiality. 

Divisions of BLS include:

BLS is a University of Minnesota Internal and External Service Organization. Infrastructure is also supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health Award Number UL1TR002494, the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA), and the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). 

For general inquiries, contact BLS at