ACHRI researchers who are conducting approved COVID-19 research and require clinical samples can access the Alberta Precision Laboratories COVID-19 Biorepository. This resource is a partnership between several Alberta-based foundations, including the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. As of May 2021, the repository has collected over 40,000 naso-pharyngeal swab samples from children under 18 who have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, they estimate that there are over a thousand pediatric serum and/or plasma samples from this same cohort who may have required additional testing.
Contact information about requesting access to samples coming soon.