|Companion document for serum biomarker data
In order to further enhance the value of the UK Biobank resource to researchers, UK Biobank embarked on a project to measure a wide range of biochemical markers in biological samples collected at baseline (2006-2010) in all 500,000 participants (and also in the samples provided by 20,000 participants who returned for a Repeat Assessment in 2012-2013). The project seeks to measure biomarkers in three - urine, packed red blood cells (PRBC) and serum - using a phased analysis approach.
This document provides basic information:
- Assay selection & project scope;
- Methods and equipment;
- Serum assay performance characteristics;
- Quality system and scope of accreditation.
This resource can be downloaded or viewed using the link: serum_biochemistry.pdf
If you have wget available (typically on linux systems), then you can also obtain a copy using the command
wget -nd biobank.ndph.ox.ac.uk/ukb/ukb/docs/serum_biochemistry.pdf