Biospecimen Support

Centralized biospecimen research support

CTSI's Biorepository and Laboratory Services (BLS) is a centralized service core providing high-quality and cost-conscious biospecimen support to basic, clinical, and translational researchers. 

Biorepository and Laboratory Services (BLS) divisionsDivisions of BLS include:

BLS is a University of Minnesota Internal and External Service Organization. Infrastructure is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health Award Number UL1TR002494, the Academic Health Center (AHC), the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), external contracts, and U of M investigators. 

For general inquiries, contact BLS at