Whole blood sample preservation and storage

Preservation and freezing of whole blood directly after sampling reduces technical sources of variation associated with PBMC-preparation and allow for more robust biological signals to be appreciated.

From Brodin et al, Immunity 2019
Preserved whole blood is less variable than PBMC for measuring cell freq. by Mass cytometry and cytokine responses by ELISA

Brodin et al, Immunity, 2019

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