Tissue Banking Policies. January 2008. Human Biological Specimens. Any material derived from a human subject—such as blood, urine, tissues, organs, hair, nail clippings, or any other cells or fluids
Human biological specimens collected under a VA-approved protocol that are used for only the specific purposes defined in the protocol and are destroyed when the specific testing/use is completed or at the end of the protocol
De-identified data is health or other information about an individual that:
Coded information is not considered de-identified if the tissue bank or data coordinating center has access to the codes.