Our biological samples

The Danish National Biobank stores millions of biological samples that can be used for research projects

Many samples are from specific research projects or national screenings. This means that data about the donors and screening results are often available. Further via the Danish Biobank Register, information such as donor age, gender, diagnosis, operation procedures etc. can be linked to the samples.

Overview of biological samples and diagnosis in the Danish National Biobank

Biological samples in the Danish National Biobank
Serum 4,200,000
Dried blood spot samples 2,200,000
Plasma 1,300,000
Whole blood 560,000
DNA
510,000
Urine
310,000
Blood clot
188,000
Amniotic fluid
70,000
Saliva
70,000
Buffy coat
60,000
Cord blood mononuclear cells
60,000
Proteins from DBS
50,000
Spinal fluid
30,000
DNA from feces / faeces
20,000
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) 1,500
Breast milk
600
Total 9,630,100

Prices for DNB services (DKK ex. VAT) Number of samples Price
Sample retrieval from manual storage Below 500

500 and above
30,-

25,-
Sample retrieval from automated storage   10,-
Automated sample aliquotation Below 500

500 and above
30,-

20,-