Welcome To IBRH3AU SPREC Coding Platform

The SPREC parameters are fairly embedded with the H3Africa harmonized SOPs, Each biospecimen will be assigned an eight-element-long code that corresponds to seven pre-analytical variables for fluids. For complex derivatives a five-element-long code was proposed. The SPREC is applied to primary samples (e.g., whole blood, urine, and solid tissue), their simple derivatives (e.g., after centrifugation of collection tubes or mechanical disruption of tissues) and complex derivatives (e.g. DNA, RNA and cell lines). Primary samples are defined as biospecimens directly collected from the donor. Simple derivatives are defined as the samples prepared through a simple laboratory manipulation without the addition of chemical substances by the laboratory technician and without cell disruption or cell selection as part of a multistep process. Download IBRH3AU SPREC Documentation

Form for the Preanalytical variables for the SPREC system
1. Enter Sample ID
2. Type of sample
3. Type of primary container
4. Precentrifugation(delay between collection and processing)
5. Centrifugation
6. Second centrifugation
7. Postcentrifugation delay
8. Long-term storage
9. Number of free-thaw cycles
10. Enter Email Address
Complex Biospecimens Preanalytical variables for SPREC coding
1. Enter Sample ID
2. Type of sample
3. Primary sample type
4. Extraction method
5. Storage conditions
6. Number of free-thaw cycles
7. Enter Email Address