The Specialised Cell Culture Service (SCCS) Laboratory within the GDL offers isolation, culture, cryogenic storage and international import and export of cells. Techniques predominantly involve lymphocyte separation from whole blood, immortalisation of lymphocytes to create continuous cell lines, fibroblast culture and cryopreservation of cells in liquid nitrogen. Samples from patients with undiagnosed or rare genetic disorders may be deposited and viable cellular material recovered for future clinical, research or quality assurance purposes.
For information relating to tissue culture from skin samples, please see fibroblast cell culture.
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