Biospecimen Processing Lab

The Biospecimen Processing Lab (BSPL) provides a suite of biospecimen services to support clinical, translational, and basic life sciences research, including:


Program Name Change

The Biospecimen Services Program (BSP, Cancer Center) and the Sample Processing Lab (SPL, CTSI) are now housed under one CTSI program with a new name, the Biospecimen Processing Lab (BSPL). As of July 1, 2023, our services are charged through a single set of recharge rates. Additional updates (a unified entry point for new protocol onboarding, full migration to the MBioLIMS database, growth of services at BCH Oakland) will be provided through future communications and on this website.

Our Team


All publications resulting from the utilization of the Biospecimen Processing Lab are required to acknowledge the Clinical Translational Science Institute and our CTSA grant using the following text:

"Research reported in this publication utilized the Biospecimen Processing Lab within CTSI at the University of California, San Francisco, and was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number UL1 TR991872. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH."