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Embargo and Patient Safety

To prevent tissues from being used in a manner that jeopardizes patient care, an embargo policy is in place. This means tissue must be held in storage prior to research use for a time period dependent on tissue type, as outlined below:

YPTS Embargo Time Table: Tissue Type


Frozen Tissue

one month after sign out

Fresh Tissue (for cell culture)


Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded Tissue

one year from accession date