Biospecimen science of blood for Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell (PBMC) functional applications.
- Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) are used in a wide variety of preclinical assays. Preanalytical variations can have a devastating impact on the results. In this review, we list critical preanalytical factors for PBMC-based assays to develop awareness and orientation to the types of sample preparation and storage that one may consider employing.