Embargo and Patient Saftey

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