While the RePORT International Common Protocol (CP) provides instructions for types and timing of specimens, the CP Laboratory Manual provides detailed instructions for how to collect, process, and store specimens, including interfacing with laboratory management systems, labeling, and retrieval.

 

Note: Some individual consortia have created locally customized lab manuals, especially for procedures related to their parent protocols.  If interested, please contact RICC or individual consortia to get examples. Please remember it is not acceptable to modify any procedures or processes described in the CP Laboratory Manual at the local level.  If such modifications are thought to be needed, they will require discussion across the consortia, and be agreed upon by the executive committee.