The purpose of this study is to establish the working protocols for a general biorepository
with the specific aim of procuring tissues and bodily fluids from the human gastrointestinal
tract from a diverse range of clinical patients at the UC Davis Medical Center. The
establishment of a GI-specific biorepository will support future translational endeavors
within the UC Davis campus by providing laboratories with readily available GI tissue and
bodily fluid samples to test newly developed hypotheses with relative ease.
UC Davis is currently lacking a general use biorepository for GI tissues and bodily fluids.
As with any translational research study, the procurement of human tissue samples can be a
difficult and time- consuming process. The establishment of this biorepository will help
streamline GI biospecimen collection and centralize these samples in a conveniently located
space to facilitate the implementation of future unspecified translational studies.
- all consenting adults aged 18 years or older with an appointment with a healthcare
professional in the Division of Gastroenterology or the Department of Surgery
- minors, pregnant women, prisoners, and all other vulnerable populations who are
unable to consent.