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Around 100,000 blood samples taken as part of the HSE since 1994 have been stored after analysis for the survey data set. Researchers can apply to use these samples for research work.
The samples are held in deep-freeze storage at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle and can be analysed by the staff there on your behalf. If you require certain analytical techniques not available at the RVI, we may consider allowing the samples to be transported to your own laboratory, under strict conditions.