Asset Publisher Asset Publisher


Collaboration of biobanks and researchers on Sars-CoV-2 success story & publication 


Collaboration of biobanks and researchers leads to new findings concerning the relevance of sample pre-analytics in SARS-CoV-2 samples


Nov 22



In a collaboration project between MedUni Wien Biobank, Biobank Graz and researchers from several clinical departments of the Medical Universities of Graz and Vienna, short-term and long-term storage stabilities of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies were evaluated using samples from the Biobank's SARS-CoV-2 cohorts.


Moreover, the authors highlighted the problems with evaluating long-term storage effects, as the evaluation tool (the analytical test itself) also changes over time, which introduces additional analytical imprecision and leads to overestimation of the pre-analytical variability.



The paper was published in the top laboratory journal Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (impact factor: 8.49):


Niedrist T, Kriegl L, Zurl CJ, Schmidt F, Perkmann-Nagele N, Mucher P, Repl M, Flieder I, Radakovics A, Sieghart D, Radner H, Aletaha D, Binder CJ, G├╝lly C, Krause R, Herrmann M, Wagner OF, Perkmann T, Haslacher H.

Preanalytical stability of SARS-CoV-2 anti-nucleocapsid antibodies.

Clin Chem Lab Med. 2022 Nov 4.

doi: 10.1515/cclm-2022-0875. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36323338.


                     Clin Chem Lab Med. 2022 Nov 4