protocolsABN Protocol Guidelines

The ABN have developed extensive guidelines for biorepository protocols. It is intended that this document will provide best practice principles for existing tissue banks, as well as recommended protocols for newly established biorepositories to refer to. Topics covered include ethics, biospecimen collection, processing and storage, DNA/RNA extraction, and access policies. The fourth revision is now available.

To access these protocols, please click on the link below.

Australasian Biospecimen Network Biorepository Protocols – Last revision 2012


Brisbane Breast Bank

 Breast tissue collection and processing
 Blood collection and processing

 Children’s Hospital at Westmead Tumour Bank

 Banking Fresh Frozen Tissue
 Sample collection
 Bone Marrow Aspirate and Trephine Sample
 Blood Sample Processing
 Tissue Sample Collection and Processing
 Constructing Tissue Microarrays



 Procedures Manual


Gynaecological Oncology Biobank at Westmead

 Westmead BioBank SOPs


Victorian Cancer Biobank consortium member organisation Peter Mac Callum Cancer Centre

 Blood processing Protocol
 Tissue sectioning Protocol
 TMA preparation Protocol


Western Australia Research Tissue Network

 Laboratory Manual